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Lemon Sugar

By Paula Deen


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Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

Recipe from Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 cup


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large lemons, zested
  • yellow liquid food coloring (optional)


Preheat oven to 200˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and lemon zest. Stir in food coloring (if using), one drop at a time, until desired color is reached. Spread sugar mixture onto prepared pan.

Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through baking. Let cool completely. Break up clumps with a fork. If you prefer a fine sugar, pulse mixture a few times in the work bowl of a food processor. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.