candied tangerine peel

Dear co-op, thank you so much for the delicious tangerine orange juice I made this morning.  It made me think you might like this recipe for candied citrus peel.  It tastes like Christmas!

182640_10150115810391305_473872_nBoil/simmer lots of intact citrus peels for 30-45 minutes.  Longer for thick skinned citrus, less time for dainty skinned citrus.
Drain and cool cooked peels.  Scrape out insides.
Slice into 1/4 inch strips.
Make simple syrup on the stove with water, a TON of sugar (a cup? more?), and a splash of triple sec or cointreau. 
Add the peel strips to the syrup.
Cook down to a thick syrup.
Drain peel and put on greased baking sheet.
Bake at about 150 degrees til you think it’s done. (Not that long)
Cool peel on wax paper and store in fridge.
Tastes like Christmas!
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