Candied Citrus Wheels

Use these, gorgeous, easy-to-make delights as garnishes to beautify your most special creations. But, they’re more than just eye candy – you’ll love the sweet, chewy, citrusy taste as much as any candy you’ve ever tried.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Slices of candied orange and lime
about 20 to 24 pcs (depending on size of fruit and thickness of each slice)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2 cups (400 g) Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar
  • 3 oranges, washed; sliced ¼- to ½-inch thickness

Step 1

In a medium saucepan, combine water and the Redpath Simply Raw™ Turbinado Sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Stir to dissolve sugar.

Step 2

Carefully slide the orange wheels into the simmering sugar mixture, one at a time, until all slices are in the simple syrup; this prevents them from sticking together.

Step 3

Flip the oranges periodically until wheels are translucent; approximately 20 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce heat to low and cook at a gentle simmer for an additional 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until slices are tender but still intact. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully remove the slices to a wire cooling rack placed over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow excess syrup to drip off.

Step 5

Use immediately, if a more pliable citrus wheel garnish is desired. If a firmer candied citrus wheel is desired, allow to air-dry for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.

Step 6

Store candied citrus wheels in a cool place, in an airtight container, layered between parchment or wax paper.