What can I use instead of candied peel?

Until I began to make my own candied peel I didn’t use a lot of mixed peel in my baking. Instead if a recipe called for it I simply swapped in the zest of an orange and lemon or perhaps even a tablespoon of marmalade.

What is candied peel?

Candied Mixed Peel, or Candied Mixed Peel, is what you get when you cook any citrus like lemon, limes, or oranges in thick sugar syrup. It is a way to preserve the skin of the fruit to be used in future recipes around Christmas like Christmas Cakes and Christmas puddings.

What do you do with a mixed peel?

Recipes using mixed peel

  1. Barmbrack.
  2. Cherry & Almond Christmas Cake.
  3. Eccles Cakes.
  4. Fruit Loaf.
  5. Mini Florentines.
  6. Mothers Fruit Cake.
  7. Pineapple Cherry Cake.
  8. Porter Cake.

Is dried fruit and candied fruit the same thing?

Watch Out For Candied Fruits Candied fruits are completely different from dried fruits in that dried fruits are full of natural sugar. The drying process concentrates all of the fruit’s natural sugar (glucose and fructose) and calories into a smaller package.

Can you use dried fruit instead of candied fruit in fruitcake?

If you don’t like candied fruits or peels, try substituting plain dried fruit pieces in your fruitcake. You can find many types of dried fruit in the grocery store, including raisins, currants, apricots, peaches, bananas, mangos, papaya, and much more.

How do you make candied peels?


  1. Cut peel on each orange into 4 vertical segments. Remove each segment (including white pith) in 1 piece.
  2. Bring 3 cups sugar and 3 cups water to boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peel.
  3. Toss peel and 1 cup sugar on rimmed baking sheet, separating strips.

How do I make candied lemon peel?


  1. Cut lemons into slices about 1/4 inch thick and remove the fruit pulp. Cut the rings in half so the peels are in long strips.
  2. Bring water and lemon peel to a boil in a small pan. Drain water, and repeat with fresh cold water.
  3. Combine 2 cups fresh water with 2 cups sugar.

How do you make crystallized fruit?

Put 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Drop the cooled candied fruit into the sugar and roll to coat. Let the fruit stand on the wire rack until the sugar coating is dry. Store in an airtight container in a cool place up to 2 weeks.

How do you make candied orange peel?

What is candied citron peel?

It’s not candied lemon or grapefruit peel; a citron is an actual semitropical fruit that’s similar to a lemon but with thicker skin. To make candied citron, the citron is blanched in water, boiled in sugar syrup, and dried. It lends a mild floral note to fruitcakes, panettone, and other such confections.

What is the difference between dried fruit and candied fruit?

Avoid Dried Fruit with Added Sugar (Candied Fruit) To make some dried fruit even more sweet and appealing, they are coated with added sugar or syrup before being dried. Dried fruit with added sugar are also referred to as “candied” fruit.

How do you make candied orange peels at home?