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Candied Ginger image

Provided by Alton Brown

Categories     dessert

Time 1h15m

Yield about 1 pound

Number Of Ingredients 4

Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound fresh ginger root
5 cups water
Approximately 1 pound granulated sugar


  • Spray a cooling rack with nonstick spray and set it in a half sheet pan lined with parchment.
  • Peel the ginger root and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices using a mandoline. Place into a 4-quart saucepan with the water and set over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 35 minutes or until the ginger is tender.
  • Transfer the ginger to a colander to drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Weigh the ginger and measure out an equal amount of sugar. Return the ginger and 1/4 cup water to the pan and add the sugar. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar syrup looks dry, has almost evaporated and begins to recrystallize, approximately 20 minutes. Transfer the ginger immediately to the cooling rack and spread to separate the individual pieces. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Save the sugar that drops beneath the cooling rack and use to top ginger snaps, sprinkled over ice cream or to sweeten coffee.

gibson mwale
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This recipe is great! The candied ginger is easy to make and it tastes amazing. I've already used it in several different recipes and it's always a hit.

samson kiarie
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I've never made candied ginger before, but this recipe made it easy. The ginger was delicious and I can't wait to use it in my cooking.

Stephanie Hill
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This recipe was a bit too sweet for my taste, but it was still good. I would recommend using less sugar next time.

Mahendra Rajbanshi
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I was so excited to try this recipe, but the candied ginger turned out too hard. I'm not sure what I did wrong.

Corwin Roscoe
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This recipe is a keeper! The candied ginger is delicious and versatile. I've used it in everything from cookies to stir-fries.

Jordan Varelis
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I love this recipe! The candied ginger is so easy to make and it tastes amazing. I've used it in several different recipes and it's always a hit.

Abuhider Rone
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This was my first time making candied ginger and it was a success! The ginger was perfectly crystallized and had a great flavor.

Gaming masud
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I've made this recipe several times and it always turns out great. The candied ginger is delicious and I love using it in baking and cooking.

Abangflora Stephen
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This recipe was easy to follow and the candied ginger turned out perfectly! I used it to make gingerbread cookies and they were a hit with my family and friends.