Lemon Drop Hard Candy Recipe

I've always loved classic lemon drops hard candies, but I've never tried making them myself. The Ultimate Lemonade Stand was a perfect …

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Homemade Sour Hard Candy Tips & Tricks. Okay, so this lemon drop hard candy recipe IS super simple, but a few steps in the procedure can be tricky. First, while your …

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Total Time: 3 hrs
Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins
Calories: 28 per serving
1. Squeeze lemons until you get 1 cup of fresh juice.
2. Combine lemon juice and sugar and stir to dissolve.
3. Boil mixture until thick and syrupy—about 20-30 minutes, stirring regularly. Test the syrup by dropping a small bit into cold water—if it crystallizes and becomes brittle, it’s ready!
4. Spray down a mini muffin tin or silicone mold with cooking spray and add heated mixture to the tin/mold. Fill each mini muffin cup less than halfway full, or fill small silicone molds about ¾ full. (I used a cooking syringe to help transfer my syrup into the silicone molds.)

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Add the lemon zest and bring to a rolling boil or until it reaches 250 degrees F. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the lemon juice, honey, and food coloring if desired. Stir together. Return to the heat until the mixture comes to another boil. Strain out the lemon rind. Pour the candy mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray.

Cuisine: A
Category: Candy
Servings: 24
Total Time: 25 mins

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In a small bowl, mix lemon juice and lemon extract; set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat mixture until it reaches 310°F “hard crack” stage on a candy thermometer without stirring. Remove from heat and rest mixture for one minute.

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Fantastic recipe and easy to follow. We’ve already made a few batches and switched to orange extract for orange sours. This lemon drop recipe is the real deal taking me back to my childhood with lemon drops and …

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So here is the recipe with my take on shaping them. Lemon Drop Candy - (From chocswirl.wordpress.com - Adapted from Field Guide to Candy by Anita Chu) 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 t. cream of tartar 1/4 c. water 1 t. citric acid 1/4 t. lemon extract yellow food coloring powdered sugar for rolling - 1-2 T. Coat a plastic scraper and kitchen scissors with

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Instructions. Juice and zest the lemon with a fine grater. Measure the water and sugar into a saucepan over a medium low heat. Heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon zest and bring to a rolling boil. If you have a candy thermometer, it should read 250 Fahrenheit. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

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Candy is almost an essential part of Easter. It’s hard to ignore all the sweets filling the grocery store, but reading the label always makes me cringe. I came up with a sugary treat that doesn’t have food coloring or corn syrup. This lemon drop candy is …

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1. Pour enough lemon juice into the powdered sugar to dissolve it. 2. Cook to 310 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. Drop onto cookie sheet that has a layer of powdered sugar on it to cool and harden. Break when hardened. Last Step: Don't forget to share! Make all your friends drool by posting a picture of your finished recipe on your favorite social network.

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As far as homemade candy recipes go, Sweet Lemon Drop Candies are definitely one of the best. These sweet hard candies have a wonderfully bright lemon flavor that is both sweet and sour at the same time. Because they're covered in sugar after they're formed, they skew more sweet than sour. While you will need a candy thermometer to make these candies, it's not a …

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Homemade Lemon Drop Hard Candies Recipe I've always loved classic lemon drops hard candies, but I've never tried making them myself. The Ultimate Lemonade Stand was a perfect excuse to remedy that.

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Favorite lemon drop hard candy that you can find at any store? My friends and I love lemon drop hard candy. Sweet, tart, and long lasting hard candy. Any favorites at grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores? (Target, Walmart, Walgreen's?) Friend bought some at Safeway that weren't very good. Too sweet without enough sour to it.

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In mixing bowl cream sugar, shortening and eggs; add extracts. Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest and crushed lemon drops. Roll into 1-inch balls, flatten slightly and bake on parchment-lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes. Note: Cooking spray …

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Once it reaches 310 degrees, remove from heat. Allow the mix to sit for 30 seconds-1 minute. Place a couple of drops of coloring, flavoring, and citric acid and stir. Pour into parchment-lined pan. Let it cool briefly for 4 minutes (you want the candy harden a little but still soft so you can cut through it).

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An easy recipe for hard candy. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature. Be patient and use a candy thermometer for perfect candy. This recipe can easily be adjusted by using different flavored extracts and food colorings.

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Transfer the granulated sweetener and citric acid to a glass jar with a lid. Add food coloring and shake well to combine. Put the amount of gumdrops you would like to eat in the jar, a few at a time, and shake well to coat evenly with the crunchy coating. Transfer the coated gumdrops to a tray and repeat.

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One of the most popular is Lemon Drop Moonshine, a riff on the old-timey hard candy. Or, if you were born after 1946, you might be more familiar with the citrusy cocktail of …

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