Delightful Candied Etrog Slices

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  • Cooking and Prep: 10 h
  • Serves: 12
  • No Allergens

For a fancier presentation one half of an etrog slice can be dipped into chocolate. It will definitely enhance your Tu Bishvat celebrations. It can be used to decorate cookies or cakes for the occasion

Ingredients (4)

Main ingredients

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Soak

  1. Right after Succos, soak your etrogim for seven days, changing the water every morning and night.

Boil

  1. When ready to start, put the etrogim in a pot and totally immerse them in water. Allow water to boil. Once the water has bubbled, cook for 20 minutes and then pour out the water. Replenish the pot with fresh cold water and cook it again, until it boils. Once again, pour out the water and repeat the procedure, until you have cooked the fruit seven times in fresh water each time.  That should help get rid of some of the bitterness.

Candy the Etrog

  1. With a sharp knife, slice esrogim into thin, even rounds about 1/8-inch thick. Try to slice evenly and take care to keep as much of the flesh intact as possible. Discard ends, carefully remove and discard any seeds.
  2. Bring one and three-fourth cups of water and one cup sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add sliced esrogim and bring back to a gentle boil. Reduce heat as low as possible to maintain a gentle simmer, and simmer for one hour. Remove pan from heat, cover and let sit at room temperature at least four hours or overnight. Gently drain the fruit and discard the liquid – it is rather bitter.
  4. Bring remaining two cups sugar, one and a half cups water, and corn syrup to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add etrog slices and bring back to a gentle boil. Reduce heat as low as possible to maintain a gentle simmer for 30 minutes. Remove pot from flame, cover and let sit at room temperature at least four hours or overnight.
  5. Remove esrog slices from syrup and spread out evenly on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Allow to dry for at least one hour or overnight.
Note: If you care to save the leftover syrup, it makes a rather nice drink mixed with sparkling water.


  • Gitty Spira

    Delicious

    The instructions are nice & clear. this recipe is time consuming but totally worth it. did this for t'beshvat was a true hit!!!
    Posted by AnnaSpira |2018-06-07 17:50:08
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Yum. Very delicious looking.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|June 7, 2018
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  • Gitty Spira

    Delicious

    The instructions are nice & clear. this recipe is time consuming but totally worth it. did this for t'beshvat was a true hit!!!
    Posted by AnnaSpira |2018-06-07 17:50:08
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Yum. Very delicious looking.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|June 7, 2018
    0
    1
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