Today is Dan’s birthday! He’s 26 on this coldest of Sundays and we will be spending an evening out celebrating his birth. I for one am very glad that he was born.
As part of the lead-up to his birthday I candied lemons to use as a topping for a lemon meringue pie, which we enjoyed last night (and that was also kind of a disaster). Candying these was one of the easier things I’ve done lately. I just simmered the lemons in a simple syrup and let them go. It took approximately the length of the movie 2012 to candy 3 meyer lemons. And they are beyond delicious. I am also now a conspiracy theorist. END OF DAYS!
Candied Meyer Lemons
Bring 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups water to a gentle boil in your widest pan. Slice 3 meyer lemons paper thin. Allow them to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until lemons become translucent. If the lemons start getting too dark, switch out the simple syrup.