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Candied Lemons


I'm went to a class that was all about lemons and they asked for volunteers to bring a lemon recipe, so I started looking for something different to do with lemons that I could take.  I came across quite a few recipes for candied lemons and thought they looked so pretty and would be so fun to garnish my hubby's favorite lemon cheesecake pie with, so being that I just happened to have two lemons in the refrigerator, I thought I would give it a try!  They were gorgeous!

All I needed was:
  • 2 regular lemons (or 4 meyer lemons)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
Instructions:
  1. First, you slice the lemons as thin as you can get them with a knife.  Then you place them in boiling water for 1 minute, then use a slotted spoon to get them out of the boiling water and gently place them immediately in a bowl of iced water and let them sit for 2 minutes.  Drain.
  2. Place the 2 cups of water and the 2 cups of sugar in a medium skillet and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved.  
  3. Add the slices of lemon in a single layer and continue to simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.  The lemons will look like stained glass... absolutely beautiful!  
  4. Place a cooling rack over foil, (for easy cleanup), and place each of the lemon slices on the cooling rack until they are completely cool.
You can store the candied lemons in an airtight container for up to 30 days in the refrigerator.  They can be used to decorate cakes, cheesecakes, pieces of pie, whatever you like!  They were so easy to make and completely edible!  Super sweet and chewy, I couldn't stop eating them. 


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