Making your own keto candied peel is an easy recipe for your holiday baking. This is an easy sugar free treat too.
Candied orange and candied lemon peel can be made sugar free by simply replacing sugar with a low carb sweetener. It makes a great low carb alternative to candy too.
We enjoy this in our cakes, granola and even snack on it. During the Christmas holidays we also have a jar of two of keto candied peel to hand as well as our sugar free candied ginger.
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Carbs in Candied Peel
Traditional candied orange peel can be high in carbs because it is made with sugar and sometimes will contain cornstarch. The orange peel is high in vitamin C. A 10g serving of sugared candied peel has 72g net carbohydrates.
We used local oranges and lemons for this recipe. We only use the peel of the fruit.
We use a mix of low carb sweetener with one to make the sugar syrup that the citrus peels are cooked in, the over is to roll the cooked peel in for that sugary crunchy texture.
The allulose is used for the syrup as it dissolves well and we used granulated brown monkfruit to roll the cooked peel in. You can mix this to your own preference or just use the one sweetener.
You can used just oranges or lemons. I've not yet tried lime but that should work too.
How to Make Keto Candied Peel
This is a make ahead recipe as the candied peel needs to completely cool before rolling in the brown monkfruit.
Peel the citrus fruit and boil the peel in water.
The alloluse is added to water to make a syrup.
Cook the peel in the syrup.
Cool, chop into pieces or strips and roll in a low carb sweetener.
Store the keto candied peel in glass jars and they will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze this in an air tight container.
How to Use Sugar Free Candied Peel
Cut the peel into strips and dip into keto-friendly chocolate for a holiday snack or even a homemade gift.
The Chief Taster munches on the candied peel as a snack (he prefers the orange) but I use it in these recipes:
Keto Christmas Cake - I add this in place of the orange peel
Keto Easter Bread - This can and should be enjoyed all year long
Chocolate Mediants - These make a great gift or after dinner chocolate.
Keto Mince Pies - Something for Santa!
Keto Candied Orange and Lemon Peel
- Wash the fruit and peel them.
- Slice the peels into strips.
- Add the peel strips with one cup of water into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer on a medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Drain the peel.
- Repeat this for 3 times. Boil and drain.
- Add the 4th cup of water to the saucepan and add the allulose. Bring the water to the boil and add the peel to the sweet water. Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes until you have a thin syrup.
- Place the cooked peel on a cooling rack or on a parchment lined baking tray and allow to cool overnight.
- Once the peel is dry and firmer, cut it into strips or small pieces. Toss the pieces and strips into the brown monk fruit. Store in an airtight glass and store in the fridge for 2 weeks.