Lime Sugar Recipe

Lime sugar is very like lemon sugar, but because limes have that slightly distinctive bite, lime sugar can add that something extra to desserts and baked goods. It makes a nice, aromatic topping for cupcakes and cookies. If the idea of lemon sugar in your tea sounds refreshing, you'll love lime sugar as an addition to a sun or specialty teas. Every summer I make a batch of lime sugar for my mint tea. It's delicious.

Lime Sugar Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cups white, granulated sugar
  • 3 Limes


Zest the limes by removing the colored skin (not the white part). Combine the peel (zest) and sugar. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and let rest in a warm spot to dry. If it isn't too humid, drying should take from six to eight hours. Pour the mixture into a jar with a tight fitting lid to cure for a few weeks (three or four). Shake the jar every couple of days. The aroma should alert you that the sugar is ready to go. For a nicer product, strain the sugar to remove the lime zest.

Sugar is a stable and easy ingredient to use as a base for herbal seasonings. It's a natural antibacterial agent, and if it clumps, all you have to do is give it a couple of turns in an herb or coffee grinder.

Lime sugar will keep indefinitely. Just remember to keep the jar lid on tight.

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