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Candied Ginger

Yield: Yields about 3/4 lb.

You can use store-bought ginger instead of making your own, but homemade candied ginger isn’t hard to make and it has a couple of advantages: feisty ginger flavor and a less sticky texture that’s easier to chop.


  • 1 lb. fresh ginger
  • 3 cups granulated sugar


  • Peel and slice the ginger into 1/8-inch-thick rounds. In a medium saucepan, mix 2 cups of the sugar with 3 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. When the sugar is boiling, add the ginger and simmer on medium heat until the ginger is very soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. If the water evaporates before the ginger is soft, add more water.

    Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Spread the remaining 1 cup sugar on the parchment. With a slotted spoon, transfer the ginger to the sugared baking sheet. Toss the ginger pieces in the sugar and spread them out in one layer. Let dry for at least 2 hours or overnight.


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  • Ornia | 12/11/2020

    I thought these would be soft and chewy but mine turned out rock hard. Were they supposed to?

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    EmmaHSmith | 04/29/2019

    It is good for a cough problem.

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