Ginger Jelly Candies

Southern Kitchen
Ginger Jelly Candies

Serves: 12

Hands On Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes


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.