This is a good way to use up lemon rind and it goes good with coffee or on cake. It really does taste like candy, and you can do this to ANY citrus fruit. If you use oranges you can add brandy, cloves or other spices the mixture. Chop it up and put it in cookies, or just eat it by itself. 3 lemons 2 cups water 2 cups white sugar, or as needed
Cut lemons into slices, and remove the fruit pulp. Scrape off as much of the white inner layer as you can, this part is bitter. A spoon or butter knife will work well. Bring water to a boil in a small pan, and add lemon peels. Boil for about 5 minutes, until tender. Remove peels from water, and stir in sugar. Return to a boil, add peels, and boil until transparent (quite awhile). Drain, and allow to dry before storing. Can be sprinkled in sugar if you like it sweeter. Liquid may be reserved and used as lemon simple syrup.
Recipe submitted by Annie Wilkinson originally from www.allrecipes.com