How to Candy Limes

Have you ever wondered how to make those deliciously candied limes that professional bakers present with their key lime pies? Candied limes are typically used as a sweet and savory garnishment for key lime pies and can also be used to garnish other desserts or drinks. Some people enjoy them as a stand-alone delicious snack. You will be surprised to find out how easy it is to make them. With our step by step instructions on how to candy limes, we will guide you through the simple process of making your next delicious dessert garnish or snack. Be sure to make plenty to go around!

Note: Make the candied limes a couple days before required as they need to sit for 1 to 2 days before they are ready.

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Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 15 mins.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

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You will need the following to candy limes:

  • 6 limes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • Square
    1 cup sugar

Step #2. Slice the Limes

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Cut limes in thin rounds.

OPTIONAL: At this point, you may wish to blanch the lime slices in boiling water for 2 minutes in the pot and then drain to remove bitterness. Then proceed to step #3. This is optional and depends on your preference.

Step #3. Add Ingredients to Deep Pot

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Mix water, lime juice and sugar in a deep pot.

Step #4. Dissolve Sugar & Add Limes

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Bring to medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, add the lime slices.

Step #5. Simmer

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Simmer for 15 minutes, until the white pith looks translucent (thicker slices may take longer).

Step #6. Remove Limes

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Place the lime slices on a non-stick baking sheet (like these silicone mats here) or foil.

Step #7. Pour Syrup Over Lime Slices

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Pour some extra syrup over each slice.

Step #8. Let the Limes Sit & Serve

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Let the limes sit for 1-2 days. Serve.

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As you can see, it doesn't take a professional baker or chef to transform plain lime slices into a sweet and delicious candy treat. Not sure where to put the limes? They can be served as a garnishment on a drink, on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies, or even in a bowl. Candied limes are such a quick and easy treat to make. This makes them desirable for dinner parties and birthdays. They can be served to one person or to a whole group. No matter how you use them, these treats are irresistible.

Store the candied limes in an airtight container and in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

How do you plan to serve your candied limes?

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Candied Limes

Candied limes are typically used as a sweet and savory garnishment for key lime pies and can also be used to garnish other desserts or drinks. Some people enjoy them as a stand-alone delicious snack. You will be surprised to find out how easy it is to make them. With our step by step instructions on how to candy limes, we will guide you through the simple process of making your next delicious dessert garnish or snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 lime slices, approximately
Calories 25kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 6 limes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Cut limes in thin rounds.
    How to Candy Limes - Step 2 - inthekitch.net
  • Mix water, lime juice and sugar in a deep pot.
    How to Candy Limes - Step 3 - inthekitch.net
  • Bring to medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, add the lime slices.
    How to Candy Limes - Step 4 - inthekitch.net
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, until the white pith looks translucent (thicker slices may take longer).
    How to Candy Limes - Step 5 - inthekitch.net
  • Place the lime slices on a non-stick baking sheet (like these silicone mats here) or foil.
    How to Candy Limes - Step 6 - inthekitch.net
  • Pour some extra syrup over each slice.
    How to Candy Limes - Step 7 - inthekitch.net
  • Let the limes sit for 1-2 days. Serve.
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Nutrition Facts
Candied Limes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Potassium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate.
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How to Candy Limes - Step by Step Guide

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