Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Crystallized Ginger

Servings: Serves 24

Crystallized ginger adds sparkle and spicy sweet flavor to many dishes, but it can be pricey. The good news is that it’s surprisingly simple to make.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 lb. fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, preferably on a mandoline
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 100
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 0
  • Carbohydrates (g): 24
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 21
  • Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • Mist a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place it on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Put the ginger and 3 cups of water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until the ginger is tender, about 45 minutes. Pour off all but about 1/4 cup of the water, reserving the cooking liquid (see tip below). Add the sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently (the sugar syrup will thicken as the water evaporates), until the sugar recrystallizes onto the ginger, approximately 20 minutes. Transfer the ginger to the cooling rack, separating the individual pieces
  • Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Tip

Add some honey to the reserved cooking liquid and sip as you would hot tea, or enjoy chilled as a refreshing tonic.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.

Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Santa Fe, NM (509)

Settled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe, New Mexico is home to a culinary scene of mixed influences and Southwestern flavors and ingredients. In this episode of…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks