Candied Citron
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Candied Citron From Barry Farm Foods
Candied Citron

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List of Ingredients

Citron, corn syrup, 
high fructose corn syrup, 
water, citric acid, 
preserved with 
potassium sorbate, 
sodium benzoate and sulfur dioxide.

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Citron is a thorny evergreen shrub (Citrus medica) native to India and widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have a thick warty rind.  

The rind of this fruit is often candied and used in confections and fruitcakes.

RECIPE

Fruitcake Bonbons

Ingredients:
1 lb mixed candied fruit*
1/4 lb candied citron*
1 lb date pieces*
1/2 lb candied whole red cherries*
1 c. raisins*
1 c. pecan pieces*
1 c. walnut halves*
4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 t. sea salt*
1 t. each ground cinnamon* & ground cloves*
1/2 t. nutmeg*
1 c. butter
2 c. cane juice crystals*
4 eggs
1 t baking soda*
1 1/2 c. buttermilk

Line 1 1/4" muffin-pans with paper bonbon cups.

Combine all fruit and nuts in one bowl.

Mix together flour, salt and spices in second bowl.  Use just enough to coat all fruit and nuts.   Add baking soda to remaining flour. 

Cream together butter & sugar til light and fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time.

Add flour and buttermilk alternately to creamed mixture.  Add fruit and nuts.

Fill paper cups 3/4 full.  Bake in preheated oven at 300 F for 40-50 min.  Have pan of water in oven to keep cakes moist.  Remove from pans and cool.

Remove paper from cakes.  Set on rack and spoon glaze over each.  Let glaze set til firm. Makes 11 dozen bonbons. 

Glaze
  Mix 1/4 c water, 1 T light corn syrup, 3 c confectioners sugar, and 1/8 t. salt in top of double boiler.  Heat just til lukewarm, stirring occasionally.  Remove from hot water and add 1 t. vanilla.  You can divide and tint glaze in different colors.

*These products are available at www.barryfarm.com

NutritionFacts
Serving size:1 oz 
Amount per serving
Calories94
Calories from fat0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 28mg1%
Total
Carbohydrate 23.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g2%
Protein 0g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
0% of calories from Fat
100% from Carbohydrates
0% from Protein