Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Yield
Serves : makes about 40 strips

How to Make It

Step 1    

Using a vegetable peeler, remove 10 wide strips of zest from a ruby red grapefruit. (Take care to remove only the surface and not the white pith underneath.) Slice the zest into 1/4-inch-wide julienne strips. In a saucepan, cover the strips with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil and cook for 10 seconds. Drain in a strainer and rinse the strips under cold water.

Step 2    

Return the zest strips to the saucepan with 1/3 cup of sugar and 2/3 cup of water. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until the mixture starts to thicken, about 8 minutes. At this point, the syrup should be a bit gooey and the zest strips should be almost transparent.

Step 3    

Spread 1/3 cup of sugar on a tray. Add the strips and toss, separating the pieces so that each strip is coated with sugar. Transfer the strips to a plate; let stand for at least half an hour, until dry. Store in the refrigerator in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Lois Servaas

Review Body: I made these to top a birthday cake and I had some leftover so I just refrigerated. The partygoers wanted more and ate the leftovers in seconds. Very, very good

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-05-16