Hi there 36th Avenue fans! It’s Gina from Kleinwoth & Co & I’m so excited to be back today to share with you one of my favorite spring recipes- Candied Lemon Slices. You see, last summer we picked up a dwarf lemon tree. We planted it in a large barrel because we live in north Idaho & there is no way a citrus tree would survive here through all seasons. It was great to have all summer long & once we rolled it into the dining room for the winter it seems to be happier than ever. I absolutely LOVE having fresh lemons all year. In fact, we have so many that I often find myself wondering what to do with them all. But fortunately it’s easy to make them into a beautiful candied garnish. Oh & did I mention- they are so delicious too? Yep- I absolutely swoon over these & if you love lemons, you will too.
I love saving the lemon simple syrup afterwards & straining it into a mason jar. It’s a great addition when making beverages like iced tea & gives a great flavor boost in mocktails. I even add some when making quick cook breads & glazes, then use the candied lemons on top for garnish. They come out so pretty & are just perfect for spring brunch, Easter festivities or a Mother’s Day breakfast. So versatile & everyone just raves over them.
- 1 ripe lemon
- 1 cup granulated sugar + more for sprinkling later
- ¾ cup water
- Slice lemon into very thin wheels & set aside
- Combine water & sugar in a small saucepan & cook over med heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved & it's simmering
- Place lemon slices in pan & simmer about 15 minutes or until rinds are soft & translucent
- Remove & lay on parchment paper, sprinkle with additional sugar
- Let sit at room temperature until mostly dry before using (they will remain sticky)
- Store in refrigerator for several days
These are definitely the perfect topping for all your spring recipes!
Thanks so much for spending some time with me today! I love being here with you all!
Looking for more refreshing spring recipes! Here are some of my favorites!