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Homemade Stem Ginger is chunks of ginger candied and stored in syrup. It’s a gourmet ingredient that’s sweet and spicy, adding incredible flavor to any recipe calling for ginger. The flavor is way better than store-bought. Make a batch today and use it in all kinds of recipes with minimal effort!
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Homemade Stem Ginger Recipe

Homemade Stem Ginger is chunks of ginger candied and stored in syrup. It’s a gourmet ingredient that’s sweet and spicy, adding incredible flavor to any recipe calling for ginger. The flavor is way better than store-bought. Make a batch today and use it in all kinds of recipes with minimal effort! 
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Keyword Stem Ginger, Stem Ginger in Syrup, What is Stem Ginger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 52kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ginger (2-3 big roots)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • (Optional) Freeze the ginger for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Peel the ginger root and slice into bite-sized pieces. (Hold the ginger in one hand, and hold a metal spoon in the other hand. Use the edge of a spoon to scrape against the ginger to peel off the skin.)
  • Place the peeled ginger in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring it to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered (the liquid will be about half diminished).
    Simmering ginger in the saucepan.
  • Drain the ginger and reserve the liquid.
  • Mix 2 cups of reserved liquid and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan (If there’s less than 2 cups of liquid left, you can add more water).
  • Dissolve the sugar over medium low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Add the ginger to the saucepan bring it boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes uncovered.
    Simmering the ginger in the sugar water.
  • Remove from heat and scoop out the ginger into sterilized jars. Top with the syrup and keep the ginger completely submerged. Close with the lid and let it cool down at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator and it can last up to 1 year.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg