Candied watermelon peels

Ingredients for Making Candied Watermelon Peel

  1. Watermelon peels 1 kg.
  2. Granulated sugar 1.2 kg.
  3. Lime 2 pcs.
  4. Water for syrup 2 cups
  5. Powdered sugar 150 grams
  • Main Ingredients
  • Serving 2 servings


Knife, Slicing board, Zest grater, Colander, Skimmer, Saucepan, Baking sheet, Waxed paper (baking parchment), Oven

Making candied watermelon peels:

Step 1: chop the watermelon rinds.

Peel the watermelon peels from the pink pulp. With a knife, cut off hard green peel from the crusts. We cut into cubes 1x1 centimeter, or, if desired, cut out figures of arbitrary shape. Pour water into a pot and set on fire. When the water begins to boil, lower the diced cubes there and blanch them for 5-7 minutes and fold them into a colander.

Step 2: Cook the sugar syrup.

Pour 2 cups of water into the pan and dissolve the sugar and boil the sugar syrup. Heat the syrup, remove the foam, boil for 5 minutes stirring. On a grater for the zest, we rub the zest of the lime from both fruits and add it to the syrup.

Step 3: cook candied fruits.

Dip the watermelon cubes in sugar syrup and bring to a boil. Cook candied fruits on low heat for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Repeat the procedure 5 more times. Add lime juice and boil another 5 times for 5 minutes, chill after each meal.

Step 4: Dry the candied fruit.

After 10 receptions of boiling watermelon peels become transparent. We cover the baking sheet with wax paper (parchment for baking) and spread the candied fruit, pulling them out with a slotted spoon from the syrup. Distribute them evenly. Turn on the oven and heat to 50-70 degrees. We send candied fruits for 2-3 hours, so that they dry up.

Step 5: serve to the table.

Sprinkle dried candied fruit with powdered sugar or regular sugar and sprinkle in a jar or box for future use. Candied candied fruit can be put on the table instead of sweets, or used as a filling for baking. They are a good decoration for desserts and sweet dishes. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - when cooking candied fruit, you can add vanilla and cinnamon to give them a rich aroma.

- - Candied fruits can be dried even without an oven. To do this, put them on a sieve and dry them in the sun or in a well-ventilated area.

- - candied fruits should be stored in a dry place away from strongly smelling products in a tightly closed jar or box.