How to Purchase Candied Citron


I'd like to see prices and purchase the candied Citron since I can't find it in the stores anymore.

badge posted by: lansoncreek on November 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm in Site technical issues
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reply by: GaGirlinMNyikes on November 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Unless it's needed in such quantity as unfeasible to do yourself... why don't you? It will be much healthier for your consumers - if you utilize organic citrus peel, washed well. You'll skip the dosage of pesticides boiled into non-organic/commercially produced candied citrus peel. :) You can find many recipes for boiling in simple syrup on-line, even for your own crystallized ginger. :)

reply by: meedee on November 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm


reply by: wombat1 on November 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I agree - make your own. We use candied peels in our traditional Christmas pudding every year, and one of the first steps will be to make the peels. We use orange, lemon, and grapefruit. The grapefruit, in particular, seemed unusual, but was delicious. If you make too much for your recipe, serve it at tea time, with or without dipping one end in melted chocolate.

reply by: omaria on November 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Meedee might have the best advice. Citron is NOT orange,lemon,lime or grapefruit. I think it comes from a fruit called Buddha's Hand ( Google it, I am not 100 % sure) So it is hard to find . However I do agree to make your own citrus candied peel.

reply by: GaGirlinMNyikes on November 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Wow... I stand corrected. I guess I learned from my Grandma that citron was regular citrus peel (candied)...and I learned wrong! Thanks Meedee!

reply by: Mel_KAF on November 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

It is great to make your own, but if you need a lot or don't have the time, we offer a "European Mixed Peel" that contains orange, lemon, and citron: ~Mel @ KAF

reply by: Mike Nolan on November 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Mike Nolan

To further confuse things, the French word for a lemon is 'citron'. :-)

Here are two sites for candied or glazed citron online:

reply by: swirth on November 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

Wal-Mart used to sell little tubs, maybe 1 pound size, of citron. I have not been there for awhile but each year about the 1st of Nov., they set up a nice aisle of pecans, walnuts, Eagle brand items, citron, aluminum baking pans, all sorts of holiday baking items. I'd check there before paying online shipping. Maybe someone here on this forum can check their local Wal-Mart to see if it's still available there.

reply by: omaria on November 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

If you click on the markethall link it shows a picture of the fruit. You can see why they call it "hand"

reply by: Mike Nolan on November 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Mike Nolan

There was candied citron in the Christmas baking section of a local supermarket today.

BTW, why is this thread in the 'Site Technical Issues' category? Seems to me like Q&A is a better place for questions about where to find stuff, regardless of whether it's stuff that is (or once was) in the KAF catalog.

reply by: Mike Nolan on November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Mike Nolan

I did NOT see candied citron at Wal-mart this weekend, though.

reply by: swirth on November 30, 2011 at 8:20 am

That's too bad they don't have it now...I used to get several tubs and keep it on hand for months after the holiday baking blitz. My local friend's daughter was an assistant mgr. at our closest Wal-Mart and she was setting up the holiday baking aisle items one year when we got some of it.