Candied Ginger Recipe
It's true what they say : homemade gifts really ARE the best. Fill little mason jars with this candied ginger & tie them with a pretty bow. A waste free, easy to create, delicious & unique gift for everyone on your list!
Christmas Candied Ginger
pinch of salt
2 cups white sugar + extra for coating, if desired
1. Peel & slice ginger into 1/8" slices by hand or using a mandolin.
2. Put sliced ginger into a medium sized pot and cover with water. Place on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil. After it has boiled, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. After 30 minutes, remove from heat and drain out HALF of the water.
4. Add sugar & salt to the pot with ginger and water. Bring to a boil again. After it has boiled, reduce heat to medium again and simmer UNCOVERED for another 34-40 minutes. If you have a candy thermometer, it should read 225 degrees ferenheit when inserted into the pot.
5. Drain out excess water. You can reserve this ginger syrup if you'd like for use in other Christmas culinary pursuits (like simple syrup for a gingery cocktail!?)!
6. Lay out your ginger slices on a rack or tray and allow them to dry for 2 hours or more.
7. Toss your dried slices in a bowl of sugar, if desired. We tossed some of ours in white sugar, some in raw cane sugar, and left some plain!
8. Place them back on a rack or tray and let them sit overnight. Store your candied ginger in an airtight container in a cool, dark place until you are ready to serve or package up for gifting!