Candied Meyer Lemons
  • ¾ lb Meyer lemons (about 4)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grains of paradise, finely ground
  1. Wash and scrub Meyer lemons under running water. Preferably use un-waxed and organic. In a small saucepan, cover lemons with cold water and bring to a boil. Drain. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil again. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine 1 cup water, finely ground grains of paradise and sugar, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pass through a sieve to remove coarser pieces of grains of paradise.
  3. Cut the Meyer lemons in chunks and remove seeds. Reserve juice. Combine Meyer lemon chunks and juice with the sugar syrup and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand (covered) at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool completely and store in a glass jar or mason jar in the fridge.
Recipe by Numi Tea Garden Blog at