Candied Ginger Recipe that is Chewy, Sweet, and Failproof Print
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Candied Ginger Recipe that is Failproof

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Candied
  • Cuisine: Spices


Candied ginger that’s chewy, sweet, and gluten free.


  • 1 large hand of ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/8th inch thick slices
  • Juice and zest of 2 medium lemons
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon of butter​​


  1. Add prepared ginger, juice and zest​​​​ to a heavy bottom sauce pan.  Add 3 cups of water.  Simmer ginger in the water for 1 hour, until soft.  Top up with additional water to make 2 1/2 cups of liquid in total.  Stir in 2 1/2 cups of sugar.  Stir until all sugar is dissolved.
  2. Simmer over medium heat until mixture comes to a rapid boil.  Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of butter to reduce foaming.​​  Stir occasionally to keep ginger from sticking to the bottom of the pot. When mixture reaches 220 degrees F. on a candy thermometer remove from heat.
  3. Prepare a cooling rack, by placing it on a baking sheet to catch drips.  Strain out ginger pieces and place in a single layer on the cooling rack.  Strain the remaining ginger syrup into a sanitized mason pint jar (500 ml). Save the ginger syrup for another use.
  4. ​​Put 1/2 cup of sugar into a bowl. Dredge each piece of ginger through the sugar, coating both sides.  Return to cooling rack to cool fully.  Save the extra ginger sugar for another use.

Keywords: Crystalized ginger, candied ginger

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