These candied lemon slices are amazing! So citrusy, so sweet & sour, so lemony, their complex taste is out of this world! You’ll wanna eat the whole batch in one sitting!
There is something extremely addictive about the candied lemons. It’s a lemon that’s so sweet while remaining true to its citrus base, it just sends your taste buds into a crazy dance. Chew it, chew it, OMG! The lemon flavor is so full, so rich, so powerful, you will be fully immersed in the lemon taste while chewing on the peel. This stuff is unbelievable. You need these candied lemon slices right now!
You can eat these candied lemon slices on their own, you can decorate the cake with them or use them as an ice cream topping. I just like to eat them like candy – that’s why they are called candied lemons!
Making homemade candied lemon slices is really easy. All you need to do is layer lemon slices with sugar in a pot, add water, simmer for 1 hour, then remove the candied lemon slices from the pot and dry them on parchment paper. You can store them in a container in the refrigerator layered between the parchment paper sheets (the parchment paper will prevent the candied lemons from sticking together). There is no need to store them ever at our house because they don’t even last a day 🙂
How To Make Candied Lemon Slices
Put a single layer of lemon slices on the bottom of the pot.
Add sugar on top of the lemon slices.
Add another layer of lemon slices.
Add more sugar on top.
Add water (1 cup of water per 2 cups sugar)
Simmer the lemons for 1 hour.
Transfer the candied lemons to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Let the candied lemon slices cool completely and enjoy!
- 4 lemons, sliced
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- Put one layer of lemon slices on the bottom of a non-stick pot, then sprinkle with some sugar. Keep alternative lemon slices and sugar layers until everything is in the pot. Pour water over the lemons and sugar.
- Bring the pot to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover loosely and simmer for 1 hour.
- Line a baking sheet or plates with parchment paper. Carefully remove lemon slices from the pot with a slotted spoon and put on a parchment paper in a single layer. Let the candied lemon slices cool completely.