Candied citrus slices


These jewelled zesty treats are ideal as a decoration on Christmas trifles or cakes. The slices will keep for up to five days, if they last that long!

Preparation time: 380 minutes

Cooking time: 70 minutes

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Serves: 6 people

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  1. Leaving the peel on, cut the fruits into 1cm rounds.
  2. Bring the sugar and water to the boil in a large pot, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Add the fruit slices to the boiling syrup, then reduce the heat. Gently simmer for about 1 hour, until the slices are soft and glazed.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the slices to a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Let the fruit dry overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  4. Once dry, decorate the slices with melted chocolate and leave to set. 

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