How to Make Candied Grapefruit Peels: An Easy, Cheap Gift
Candied grapefruit peels are easy to make and inexpensive and elegant gifts. The peels--which you might have thrown away--with the addition of some sugar, become fancy dessert items and quite "giftable." They are tart (hey, it's grapefruit!) and sweet. The peels are great "as is" or dipped in chocolate (dip them half way or all the way in the chocolate). Making the candied peels involves a few steps, none of which is especially hard. All can be done while you're in the kitchen doing something else. I do recommend drying the peels on a rack, if you have one. The rack will allow more air to circulate around the peels, and they'll dry faster. What do you do with the peels once they're candied? The peels are great served on a fancy plate with your after-dinner coffee or tea. For gifts, put the peels in nice, small glass jars or even in small plastic bags tied with ribbons. Think of the peels as grown up "sour patch" candies. They're good! Enjoy!