Candied Lemon Slices

2 small lemons (the small ones have more flavor)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.  Fill a bowl with ice and water and set aside.  Cut lemons into very thin slices (use a sharp knife); remove and discard seeds.

Bring medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil over high heat.

Add lemon slices and stir gently until softened (to remove bitterness), 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, drain water and place lemon slices in ice water.  Drain lemon slices and set aside.

In a 10" skillet bring water and sugar to the boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear.

Reduce heat to medium-low and add lemon slices, arranging slices so they do not overlap.  Simmer, uncovered, until lemon slices are translucent, about 1 hour.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow slices to cool completely.

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