Mixed Peel Recipe

Hello all,

Occasionally you will get a recipe that asks you for "mixed peel." When I first saw this, I had no idea what that was. But it is so simple to make, just a little time intensive. You will need to do this at least 2-3 days before you need it. The process is simple, but long and repetitive, but you get such a good flavor out of it!



  • Rind from 1 orange
  • Rind from 1 lemon
  • Rind from 1 grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar

  1. Peel fruit, leaving the white pith on skin.
  2. Cut peel into 1/4 inch strips, then into 1/4 inch cubes.
  3. Put chopped peel into saucepan
  4. Add enough water just to cover fruit.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes, drain.
  6. Put fruit back into saucepan.
  7. Add enough water to just to cover fruit.
  8. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes, drain again. This time reserving 1/2 of the liquid.
  9. Put the reserved liquid, 1/2 cup water, and 1 cup sugar into saucepan.
  10. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  11. Bring to boil.
  12. Remove from heat, pour over fruit and let stand overnight.
  13. The next day, put peel and liquid and 1/2 cup sugar in saucepan.
  14. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  15. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes.
  16. Remove from heat and drain well.
  17. Cover a wire rack with greaseproof paper.
  18. Spread peel out on this and allow to stand overnight to dry, moving the peel occasionally with a fork to separate.
 I know all this seemed really long and labor intensive, but I promise its a simple process!

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,


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