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Spiced Candied Ginger



  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pound fresh ginger peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place 2 cups sugar in a medium saucepan, and add 2 cups water. Bring mixture to a simmer, and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add sliced ginger to the sugar water, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Strain ginger, reserving liquid, if desired for another use.
  • Lay ginger in a single layer, on a wire rack and let dry completely, at least 5 hours or overnight.
  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, clove and cinnamon in a Ziploc bag, or bowl. Add ginger and toss well to combine and coat ginger well with sugar-spice mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Keeps longer if refrigerated.


Adapted from America's Test Kitchen