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Dried Candied Ginger on a green plate and on a white table

Candied Ginger Recipe

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Global


You will have never seen a candy disappear so fast. This Candied Ginger recipe is so easy and delicious that you will be racing to your kitchen to make more.


  • 6 Ounces of ginger (approximate)
  • 2 cups of sugar + 2 tablespoons for dusting
  • 2 cups of water


  1. Peel and slice (lengthwise) ginger root
  2. Add all ingredients, minus two tablespoons sugar, to medium pan and bring to boil
  3. Once boiling, reduce to simmer for 1 hour
  4. Using tongs, remove all ginger and remove excess moisture
  5. Add remaining sugar and ginger to Tupperware or bag and shake to cover with sugar
  6. Put candied ginger on paper towel lined plate and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  7. Keep in fridge and eat within 1 month.


Much of the sugar remains in the syrup and it is hard to determine calories. My ESTIMATE is that each serving (1 ounce) soaks up 2 tablespoons white sugar and is coated with two teaspoons.

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