Candied Buddha’s Hand Citron

Like a spark of summer in the depths of winter, winter citrus is back at Oliver’s! We’ve got all your favorite seasonal citrus (and some you may have never seen before) back in stock, and we’re so excited about it, we’ve cut the prices so you can enjoy delicious fruit at a cost to match. Enjoy them as a fresh and healthy snack or use them in a variety of goodies, like these sweet and sour candied Buddha’s Hand! Made with funky organic Buddha’s Hand Citron ($3.99/lb), these delicious treats are a fantastic gift for the gourmet in any family. Delicate and almost floral in flavor, these candies are more than tasty on the their own, or add a hint of flavor with herbs like rosemary or lavender!

*Prices good through 11/16/21.

  • Serves: about 1 Pound
  • Prep Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Day

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Buddha’s Hand Citron, diced or jullienned
  • 2 c. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 c. Water
  • Optional Add-ins: 2 sprigs Edible Lavender or Rosemary, 1 inch Ginger (sliced)

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water, and bring to a boil. Add Buddha’s Hand to water and boil until softened, about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain, then add 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup water; reserve 1/2 cup sugar for later.

  2. Using a candy thermometer, bring citron mixture to a simmer and heat until it reaches 230 degrees. Immediately remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature; drain, reserving liquid if desired, then arrange candied citron on wire racks to dry (cover counter to prevent mess).

  3. Leave at least 24 hours or until tacky; toss in 1/2 cup sugar, then continue to dry for a further 2 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to a year.

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