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Candied Ginger and Ginger Syrup Recipes

Updated on June 19, 2013
4.8 stars from 6 ratings of Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger is a wonderful sweet and spicy treat. It's great to nibble on or chop up for recipes. If you happen to be suffering from nausea many find eating ginger very helpful!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: about 2 cups of candied ginger


  • 2 cups Ginger root, two large or three medium roots
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 cups granulated sugar
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  1. Remove skin from ginger. This is easily done by using the edge of a spoon and scraping it off.
  2. Cut the ginger into 1/8 inch slices. They should look like little discs. Use a 2 cup measuring cup as you go. Once full put any remaining ginger in a zip lock in the freezer so you can easily grate it into food when cooking at a later time.
  3. In a large pot combine the water and sugar. Add Ginger slices and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil uncovered for one hour on low-med heat. Ginger will be tender and semi-translucent when done.
  5. Remove ginger from syrup and cool on a cookie cooling rack or 30 minutes. They will drip so be sure to put something underneath for easier cleanup.
  6. Once cool coat with granulated sugar. Then leave on wax paper for several hours or overnight to dry.
  7. Store in an air-tight container in a cool dry place such as a pantry for up to three months.
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Bonus Ginger Syrup Recipe!!

Ginger syrup is a very fun and unique treat to use in place of your regular syrup. It can also be used as a concentrate for making ginger ale and tea. When using on cold foods such as ice cream keep in mind that it will harden into a chewy candy like substance. It stores in the fridge and has to be heated before use. This is why it's best to store it in a glass container. That way you can stick it in the microwave for a couple minutes before each use.

  1. Once the ginger is done cooking in the liquid keep boiling it until it becomes a syrup consistency. An hour to an hour and a half should do the trick.
  2. let cool then pour into a clean glass container and store in the fridge up to a month.
  3. Use over pancakes, ice-cream, add to drinks, anywhere you'd like to try this sweet and spicy syrup!


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