Easy Candied Ginger Recipe 

 Originally Written: November 21, 2012

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Hanna Trafford

When I made the Ginger cake, I had some fresh ginger left over – and of course, I didn’t want to just discard it. I found this recipe for Candied Ginger and I am going to try it. If you are doing the same, please share the results!

You can also consider adding this great snack to your Christmas treats list – I am sure it will be a hit!

Candied Ginger Recipe:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil over medium heat
  2. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves – about 5 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, slice 2 pieces (about 6 inch each – about 8 oz.) of peeled, fresh ginger crosswise very thinly (about 1/8 inch thick. You should have about 1 cup
  4. Add ginger slices to pan, simmer over medium heat until translucent and tender – 20-25 minutes
  5. With slotted spoons. transfer ginger to a wire rack set over a baking sheet lines with parchment or waxed paper.
  6. Spread pieces so they are not touching and let them drain
  7. Reserve ginger syrup (let it cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month)
  8. Pour 3/4 cups of sugar into a small bowl, coat ginger slices, one or two at a time in the sugar.
  9. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month


Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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