What celebration is complete without the toss of confetti? For a slight—and decidedly tastier—spin on this festive essential, sprinkle desserts with candied zest. The basic recipe works with both oranges and lemons for citrus curls that can enhance a multitude of treats, from bundt cakes to muffins. The citrus flavor also nicely complements savory dishes such as seared scallops and it can be tossed into a salad for extra zing. Simply omit the sugar coating from the recipe. Allow to dry as usual on parchment paper.
We topped our Lemon Buttermilk Pie with the zesty confetti. Find the pie recipe in the March/April 2016 issue of Southern Lady Magazine.