The Pomelo Experiment

I posted a link to a candied pomelo recipe last week and I thought I’d get back to you on how it turned out.  The recipe came from a lovely site called They Draw and Cook.  The fruit comes from trees in my yard. These are fruit as big as my head.

I followed the recipe.  Peeling

Blanching (three times!)

Cooking with sugar

Until translucent

And finally drying on a rack and sugaring

How were they, you ask?  They’re good.  They’re great if you like citrus with a bit of a bitter edge sort of like grapefruit.  I think they’ll be awesome diced and mixed into scones, or a fruit cake.

But then I followed the same recipe with a lemon and made candied lemon peel, the only difference being that I trimmed much more of the white pith off.  Those were awesome – lemony, tart, sweet, intense.  We’ve consumed almost all of it in two days.

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4 Responses to The Pomelo Experiment

  1. quiltfever says:

    My mouth is watering. And that photo with the sunglasses is so funny. Thanks for the giggle and the recipe.

  2. quiltfever says:

    Oooh, I just went back and noticed the “dip in chocolate” part. I bet that would be great.

  3. Auntie Em says:

    Never had a pomelo before, but I might have to try one just to put sunglasses on it!

  4. Sheila Brady says:

    Sunglasses! You nut! Ha!

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