Candied Buddha's Hand Citron
Chef John gives the gift of candied citrus this holiday season with his recipe for candied Buddha's hand citron; so simple and delicious!
I have had a Buddha’s hand tree for a few years and the fruit is fragrant and beautiful, but I’ve never had a use for it until now. I first made this recipe last year, and I used this recipe, as written. I found the candied Buddha’s hand to be very bitter—so much so that I threw it all away. I’m not sure if I did something wrong or my fruit was over ripe? I haven’t had more fruit to try again until now, so here I am a year later with a new crop. I did some research and decided to add a teaspoon of salt to the blanching water, 1/4(ish) teaspoon of salt to the sugar/water mix, and I picked the fruit while there is still a tinge of green left (prior had been solidly yellow on the tree for a few weeks). The bitterness level has improved a million times and the candied Buddha’s hand turned out beautifully. This is a terrific recipe and the video is quite helpful.
Best candy recipe on this planet !!! I use this to candy the etrog citron every year after the Jewish Succot holiday! I also used the same recipe for candied ginger which I mince and add to ginger cookies and pumpkin bread... I love a good spice:)
Amazing!! I understand that you stated that this can be made with all types of citrus... I was wondering: would this work for pineapple? My husband, aunt, cousins, and mother are are pineapple freaks, and homemade candied pineapple would be a delightful gift idea -- placed in a Halloween tin, put in a pretty candy dish and presented to Thanksgiving dinner host, stocking stuffer, or simply tied in a cellophane bag with bright ribbon to a birthday gift. If I can't use this recipe for the pineapple, can you suggest a recipe for that? You rock!!! Thank you!!! Love this!!!
An easy recipe for hard candy. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature. Be patient and use a candy thermometer for perfect candy. This recipe can easily be adjusted by using different flavored extracts and food colorings.
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