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Candied Pomelo Rind

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Quick Facts

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total: 1 hr. 45 min.
Kris Mullen
Pomelo is slightly sweeter and less bitter than its grapefruit ancestor. And this sweet-tart citrus candy is even better dipped in dark chocolate.


  • 1 pomelo
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Use a paring knife to make four slices along the top of the pomelo rind to the bottom. Peel pomelo, saving the fruit for a different purpose.
  • Carefully remove all of the white pith from the green peel. The pith is quite bitter, so you want to remove as much as you can. Discard the pith.
  • Slice the pomelo rind into ¼-inch by 3-inch sticks.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Place pomelo rind in the pot and blanch for 1 minute. Discard the water and rinse rind under cool water. Repeat this process three times. This will help to remove a lot of the rinds bitterness.
  • Place 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add pomelo rind to the sugar water and simmer for 1-1 ½ hours, until the liquid has been absorbed and the rinds are translucent.
  • Carefully move the rinds to a rack and sprinkle with sugar. Let them dry for about 3 hours, turning them halfway through.
  • Store in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160
  Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 2mg
(0%)Potassium 17mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 40g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(0%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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