As far as gifts go, this has to be one of the oddest: my father in law, who shares and encourages my love of cooking, brought me a Buddha's Hand citron.
For scale, the red trivet under the fruit has a diameter of 8 inches. The citron weighed over 14 ounces before I trimmed off the stem and the two "fingers" that were starting to look moldy.
I have now turned it into candied citron. It tastes quite yummy and whole house smells delicious. I have plans to turn it into fruitcake.
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