Candied Citrus Slices

Candied citrus slices 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!

6 people 70 minutes 380 minutes


  • 400 g Caster Sugar
  • 50 g Dark Chocolate melted
  • 1 - Lemon
  • 2 - Lime
  • 2 - Tangerine
  • 400 ml Water
  • 50 g White Chocolate melted


  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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