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Candied Lemon and Lime Slices

Candied Lemon and Lime Slices

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  • Author: Tastebotanical
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 slices 1x
  • Category: Decoration
  • Cuisine: English


These Candied Lemon and Lime Slices are a really easy way to decorate all kinds of cakes and puddings.  Pretty and tasty – and no artificial preservatives!


  • 1 lemon or 1 lime
  • 125 ml water
  • 75 g caster sugar


  1. Thinly slice your lemon or lime.
  2. Put the water and sugar in a small saucepan.  Heat gently until the sugar dissolves.  Then increase the heat and bring the mixture up to boiling point.
  3. Put the lemon or lime slices into the sugar syrup and cook gently for 5 minutes until they are soft and translucent.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat.  Leave the lemon or lime slices in the sugar syrup and allow to cool.
  5. When cool, remove the lemon or lime slices from the syrup and use to decorate cakes or desserts.