Ginger Candied Chestnut Apples

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Ginger Candied Chestnut Apples

Recipe courtesy of Tammy Wong, Rainbow Chinese Restaurant


  • About 4 Dozen Chestnut Apples (other small apples would work as well)
  • 8” Bamboo Skewers
  • 3 Cups Granulated Sugarapple
  • ¼ Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ¼ Pound Fresh Ginger
  • Juice from half a lemon


  1. Place apples on a hard surface and insert one skewer vertically into each apple
  2. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and set aside
  3. Peel and thinly slice the ginger
  4. Place the ginger and water in a blender and puree
  5. Using cheesecloth strain the ginger water into a bowl
  6. Pour 1 cup of the ginger water into a 4-6 quart, heavy bottom sauce pan and heat over medium
  7. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice and cook until all of the sugar is dissolved
  8. Once the sugar is dissolved turn the heat up to high and continue cooking, stirring constantly,
    until the liquid is amber colored and boiling, about 10 minutes (it should be about 300
  9. Gently dip the apples one at a time into the candy liquid, and then set on the oiled pan to dry.
2017-01-30T18:20:55+00:00 Categories: Recipes|