Candied ginger – also called
crystalized ginger – is made from fresh ginger, sugar, and water. Yep, that’s
It’s a simple way to add the zesty flavor of ginger to recipes and a nice alternative to shredded fresh ginger, which can be too strong for some cookie palates. The candied version is smoother because you cook it, rather than adding it straight to cookie dough.
You can make your own for pennies when compared with buying the prepared version in groceries and specialty stores. Plus, it can be hard to find in the store.
And as a side note, health food gurus tell us that ginger (even the candied version) is a handy antidote to an upset stomach.
You can slice fresh ginger or grate it before cooking it.
Prep time: about 1 hour
Cool time: 2 hours
Makes about ½ - ¾ cup candied ginger
1/2 cup grated or sliced fresh ginger root
1/2 cup white granulated sugar plus extra for coating
More Baking Tips for Candied Ginger
You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe.
Crystalized ginger is a tasty treat by itself in addition to being a flavorful topping.
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