Instant Pot Candied Lemon Peel

A recipe of caddied lemon peel with a perfect balance of tart and sweet… This candied lemon peel strips are great as snacking and a garnish for lemony desserts as well.

Instant Pot Candied Lemon Peel
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Lemon Peel
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lemons
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
Instructions
  • Slice the lemon in half lengthwise and extract juice. Discard the juice.
  • Slice each half in quarters and with a melon-baller, remove the pulp.
  • Cut the lemon quarters into thin strips.
  • In the pot of Instant Pot, place the lemon peel strips and 4 cups of water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 3 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a“Natural “release.
  • Remove the lid and strain the lemon peel strips.
  • Rinse the strips completely.
  • Remove water from the pot and with paper towels, pat dry it.
  • Place the lemon peel strips, 1 cup of sugar and remaining 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 10 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a“Natural “release.
  • Remove the lid and strain the peel strips.
  • Spread the peel strips onto a cutting board for about 15-20 minutes.
  • In a shallow bowl, place the remaining sugar.
  • Coat the lemon strips with sugar, shaking off the excess.
  • Arrange lemon strips onto a parchment paper lined sheet pan and refrigerate, uncovered for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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