Candied Grapefruit – Respect Food

Candied Grapefruit

Looking for a recipe that lets you use leftover grapefruit peels? Turn those grapefruit peels into candy with our Candied Grapefruit Peel recipe!

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30 Min.


2 large red or pink grapefruits
200g sugar, plus more for tossing


Cut peel from grapefruits into 1cm strips leaving 0,5cm white pith attached. Place in a small saucepan; add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, then drain; repeat twice.

Bring peel, 200g sugar, and 120ml water to a boil in the same saucepan; reduce heat and simmer until peel is translucent, 15–20 minutes. Drain; transfer peel to a wire rack and let dry, 2–4 hours. Toss in more sugar.