I made these candied meyer lemons the other day and for the life of me, I just cannot stop eating them! It all started when Anna brought me four plump, juicy lemons from her tree last week. After staring at them for about forty eight hours, I stumbled upon a lovely new blog that showed them all beautiful, bright and candied.
And then I thought to myself:
Self, you could do this! It appears to only take fifteen minutes and while I know you’re extremely busy eating honey wheat pretzels and staring at Facebook right now, the end result might just be worth it.
And then I immediately stopped what I was doing and got to it!
And guess what? The end result WAS worth it! After candying, the lemon slices become wonderfully sweet and chewy, the perfect little bite after a meal or just when you need a little sugar in your day.
The options are really endless for these little guys. You could use them to top lemon bars or lemon meringue pie, serve them as part of cheese or chocolate plate (and really impress your friends), or do as I do and just eat them plain.
The candying process really does only take fifteen minutes, and then after they cool you can stick them in the fridge where they will turn ridiculously chewy.
I may or may not have been eating a candied meyer lemon slice after every meal, including breakfast, for the past three days straight.
If you’ve never tried a meyer lemon before, you really should. They aren’t as sour as regular lemons and just happen to be in season right now!
Make these. And then prepare to be addicted.
Candied Meyer Lemons
from Biscuits and Such
4 meyer lemons, sliced thin
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
Bring the sugar and water to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat to simmer and drop in the lemon slices. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until slices turn translucent. Drain and cool on wax paper before storing in the fridge.