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Clemen-time of Year: Clementine Simple Syrup

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This time of year our family plows through about a box of clementines a week. And while the peels don’t work that well for making candied orange peel (the skin is too thin to take the white pith off without tearing), they do make a delicious simple syrup! My husband particularly likes to use itfor early spring Old Fashioneds, and I put it in just about everything from coffee to lemonade. The recipe for the syrup is super simple:

Clementine Simple Syrup

  • Equal parts water and sugar (I used one cup of each for two clementine peels)
  • handful of washed clementine peel (preferably organic to avoid pesticides in the skin)

Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain out the peel and any particulates into a sealable jar such as a mason jar and you’re done!

clementine syrup collage


Author: Kristin Hackler

Kristin Hackler is a freelance writer and editor. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, her son Edward, a hound dog and a very self-centered orange cat.

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