Add two cups of water to your medium saucepan, bring it to a boil with the peels inside. When it has boiled for 2 minutes, drain the saucepan.
Add 2 more cups of water to the saucepan, and boil the water, with the peels in it, until it has boiled quickly for 2 minutes. Carefully drain your saucepan.
Add 2 more cups of water to the saucepan and boil the water, with the peels in it, until it has boiled quickly for 2 minutes. Carefully drain your saucepan.
Take the peels from the pot and put on a paper towel.
Add 2-3 cups of water to the saucepan and your cup of sugar. Boil the water on medium heat until the sugar dissolves, being careful to sit constantly. When the sugar has dissolved, add the peels into the saucepan. As the water cooks off, simple syrup will be created. Cook the peels for 5-15 minutes in the saucepan, and keep checking.stirring the pot while it is on heat.
Remove the peels, carefully, and then when cool, toss them in granulated sugar. Refrigerate and then use however works.
*I added a sprig of Rosemary into my simple syrup and din't cook all the way down to make actual simple syrup but I was in a time crunch.