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Candied Ginger

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Quick Facts

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Total: 2 hr.
Add some heat when the weather gets cold with the spicy zing of ginger!


  • 3 cups fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin discs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Place ginger in the pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard the water (or reserve it for a hot toddy) and rinse ginger under cool water.
  • Place two cups of water and two cups of sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add ginger to the sugar water and simmer on low heat for 1 to 1 ˝ hours. Remove from heat and strain.
  • Carefully move the ginger to a rack and sprinkle with sugar. Let them dry for 8 to 10 hours in a cool dry place, turning them halfway through.
  • Store in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 74
  Calories from Fat 1 (1%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 2mg
(1%)Potassium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 17g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(0%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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