Definition: Ginger that has been cooked in sugar syrup and tossed with sugar to coat. The best crystallized ginger is made from young, non-fibrous ginger roots. High-quality crystallized ginger is tender, with a good balance between the sugar's sweetness and the ginger's warmth and spicy bite.
Also Known As: Candied Ginger
Crystallized Ginger Uses:
- Stir crystallized ginger into yogurt.
- Bake into scones, cookies, crisps, or muffins.
- Add a handful of crystallized ginger to homemade trail mix or granola.
- Use crystallized ginger to top ice cream or pudding.
- Add to savory marinades.
- Stir finely chopped or baker's cut crystallized ginger into tea instead of using plain sugar.
- Eat crystallized ginger out of hand.
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Where to Buy Crystallized Ginger:
As the company's name suggests, The Ginger People is singly devoted to ginger products. Made from tender baby ginger, their crystallized ginger is top-notch, and comes in a wide range of cuts and sizes. There are even novel shapes like hearts and ginger babies, perfect for decorating cupcakes. The Ginger People offers both conventional and organic crystallized ginger, and several products are available in bulk. Shop online at gingerpeople.com. Price: $2.39/3.5 oz crystallized ginger chunks to $22/2 pounds bulk baker's cut ginger chips.
Penzeys Spices offers their Australian crystallized ginger baker's cut style, diced in 1/4" pieces. Quantities range from 1.3 ounces to 1 pound. Order online at penzeys.com. Price: $3.59 to $18.70, depending on quantity ordered.