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Ginger Jelly Candies

Ginger Jelly Candies

Serves: 12

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  • 2 ¼ cups+ ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sliced, peeled ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons pectin


  • Combine the water, corn syrup, ginger and the 2 ¼ cups sugar in heavy bottomed pot and bring to a boil.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the pectin and the remaining ¼ cup sugar.
  • Once the liquid is boiling, pour half of it over the sugar-pectin mix and whisk together, getting out all lumps.
  • Pour all liquid back into the pot, boil and heat, whisking constantly until a candy thermometer reads 220 degrees.
  • Strain onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with pan coating or covered with plastic wrap.
  • Let stand at room temperature for one hour, cut into desired shapes (small rectangles are a good start), toss in sugar and lay out onto a separate baking sheet to dry. 
  • If necessary, toss the candies in more sugar to provide a nice crust, and refrigerate.

About the recipe

These sweet candies pop with the flavor of fresh ginger. You can substitute other flavors--such as cherry, strawberry, or orange—if you keep the proportions the same.