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How To Make Candied Lemon Slices

Candied Lemons are EASY to make! They make beautiful edible garnishes for baked goods and can be enjoyed as a treat, as well. Great way to use up lemons!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how do i make candied lemon slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 52.6kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 lemons sliced to 1/8-inch thickness

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer (med-low) and add lemon slices in a single layer.
  • Simmer over medium-low (uncovered) for 15 minutes, gently flipping once or twice during the cooking process.
  • Transfer the lemon slices to a wire cooling rack or waxed paper and let cool.

Notes

  • If you love lemons and have a lot of them on your hands, make an extra big batch of candied lemons and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Use 1 cup of simple syrup in place of the water and sugar in the recipe, if desired.
  • Let the candied lemons sit at room temperature for up to 24 hours before storing in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 52.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.85g | Protein: 0.15g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.37g | Sugar: 12.85g