Sweet Treats for Your Easter Basket

Candied Grapefruit Zest looks similar to gummy worms, but they're better because they're homemade, with no preservatives or whatnot. There are only three ingredients in the recipe: three grapefruits, eight cups of sugar, and water. The instructions are a little lengthier, but it's not too tricky. You just need to watch and stir the sugar water containing the grapefruit zest for at least 40 minutes. That process takes some of the bitterness out of the pith, and saturates it with simple syrup. To make a more colorful array, you could also use lemons, limes, and oranges.

Most candied citrus zest is made with the very outer layer of the fruit’s skin, leaving almost all of the white pith behind, and it is primarily used as a garnish, adding a kick of acidic sweetness to whatever it tops.... Read More