Candied Lemon Slices Recipe

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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!

Candied Lemon Slices Recipe

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.

How To Make Candied Lemons Step By Step

Add sugar on top of the lemon slices.

How To Make Candied Lemons Tutorial

Add another layer of lemon slices.

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Add more sugar on top.

Candied Lemons With Sugar

Add water (1 cup of water per 2 cups sugar)

Making Candied Lemon Slices And Peels

Simmer the lemons for 1 hour.

How To Make Candied Lemons Step By Step Instructions

Transfer the candied lemons to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Homemade Candied Lemon Slices

Let the candied lemon slices cool completely and enjoy!

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Candied Lemon Slices Recipe

These candied lemon slices are amazing! Sweet and sour sticky lemony goodness, they are so addictive! These are the best candied lemon slices ever! You just won't be able to stop eating them!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


  • 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.
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