The Rea Family

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Candied Buddha's Hand Lemon


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups diced Buddha’s Hand Lemons


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add diced Buddha's hand, return to a
    simmer, and cook until citrus softens, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine Buddha's hand, 2 1/2 cups sugar, and water in the same pot; bring to
    a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until syrup reaches a temperature of 230
    degrees F (110 degrees C). Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Drain
    citrus; pour excess liquid into jars and reserve.
  3. Spread drained citrus out onto a wire rack and let dry until tacky, at least 24
    hours. Pour remaining sugar into a shallow bowl. Toss citrus in sugar until coated;
    transfer coated pieces to a plate to dry, at least 2 hours.



use reserved liquid for limoncello