Desserts

Maple Candied Grapefruit Peel

Maple Candied Grapefruit Peel

Ingredients
  • 3 medium pink grapefruit
  • Water, as needed
  • 750 ml (3 cups) maple syrup
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 115 g (4 oz.) dark 70% chocolate
  • Maple flakes New Product! (sold in most supermarkets and specialty grocers) 
Servings
48 portions
Method
  1. Divide each grapefruit into 8 sections.
  2. Gently remove the peels. Keep the fruit flesh for later use.
  3. Use a thin blade knife, remove and discard the white membrane, then cut the peels in two.
  4. In a large casserole, poach the peels in water for 30 minutes, drain them and put back in the casserole.
  5. Add maple syrup and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and gently simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, until the peels become translucent.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool Drain the peels in a strainer.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and coat half of the peels in it.
  8. Transfer them onto waxed paper and sprinkle with maple flakes.