Candied Meyer lemon peels

February 8, 2014

Candied Meyer lemon peels

When Meyer lemons are in season (November through the end of May), I try to make the most out of them – after all, they’re one of the most ambrosial citrus fruits out there, so it’s well worth making all kinds of dishes with them while you can.

While Meyer lemon juice finds its way into many of my recipes, it always breaks my heart to throw away the peels. Making Limoncello or making these candied peels is a great way not to waste any part of the gorgeous fruit!

These superbly aromatic candied peels can be used in cakes or scones, as a garnish on top of a mousse, as a topping for gelato (or even Greek yogurt!)… or just as a nibble.

Recipe: Meyer lemon mousse with candied lemon peels

Meyer lemon peels

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Candied Meyer lemon peels

Here’s another wonderful recipe to make with Meyer lemon peels: Homemade Meyer lemon liqueur (Limoncello).

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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El February 9, 2014 at 11:06 am

I almost wish I didn’t see this recipe because I have an addiction to candied peels. Of course, now I must make them. Delicious.

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Viviane February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

El, I have no doubt you will do something sublime with the Meyer lemon peels!

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Angie@Angie's Recipes February 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I don’t see meyer lemons over, but I guess other lemons will work too. They look great!

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Viviane February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Angie, these are indeed great with regular lemons too!

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RavieNomNoms February 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

What a creative idea!! Looks lovely!

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Viviane February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Thank you, Raven!

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lisaiscooking February 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

I always feel like I have to come up really special uses of Meyer lemons. This is a great one. I’d love to have a constant supply of these candied peels!

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Viviane February 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Lisa, thank you for stopping by… I agree with you about having a constant supply of these peels while Meyers are in season. I love having a couple of them at the end of a meal – So refreshing and so delicious! But, of course, thinking of recipes to use them is even more exciting!

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