Pink-Sugared Lemon Slices
From Cook's Country
These Sugared Lemon Slices produce a lovely candied lemon garnish for cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and drinks. (They’re also delicious on their own.) It is important to cut them to the recommended thickness: thin enough to be translucent, but not so thin as to fall apart during simmering.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large lemon, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 3 tablespoons pink decorating sugar
- Combine water and granulated sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until sugar dissolves. Add lemon slices and bring to simmer. Remove from heat and allow syrup and lemon slices to cool completely, about 1 hour. Transfer lemon slices to wire rack to drain, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle both sides of lemon slices with decorating sugar.