Food & Drink

Candied Ginger Is The Best Way To Kick Up Your Desserts (PHOTOS)

The ultimate spicy-sweet ingredient.

Candied -- or crystallized -- ginger can be a secret weapon in the kitchen. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, candied ginger can either be bought prepared or made at home. But whether you take the long route or the shortcut (we won't hold it against you), candied ginger is an easy way to kick up any dessert recipe.

We've rounded up 17 cookies, pies, candies and more that take full advantage of candied ginger. You'll see the many ways it pairs perfectly with pumpkin, chocolate, maple, peaches and more -- we promise you'll fall in love with these seasonal flavors.

1
Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod
2
Candied Ginger Cranberry Sauce
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Candied Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe by A Beautiful Mess
3
Ultimate Ginger Cookies
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Ultimate Ginger Cookies Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
4
Healthy(er) Scones with Chocolate & Crystallized Ginger
Cookin' Canuck
5
Lemon Balm and Crystallized Ginger Granitas
Bev Cooks
6
Homemade Candied Ginger
PhoebeLapine/Food52
Get the Homemade Candied Ginger Recipe by PhoebeLapine/Food52
7
Pear Ginger Maple Pie
Simply Recipes
Get the Pear Ginger Maple Pie Recipe by Garrett McCord, via Simply Recipes
8
Double Ginger Biscuits with Peaches
Macheesmo
9
Blackberry & Ginger Big Crumb Coffee Cake
Macheesmo
10
Grilled Peaches and Candied Ginger Ice Cream
A Spicy Perspective
11
Pineapple, Kumquat and Ginger Crisp with Coconut Topping
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Pineapple, Kumquat and Ginger Crisp with Coconut Topping Recipe by The Art and Soul of Baking by Sur La Table, via Steamy Kitchen
12
Grilled Pineapple and Corn Salsa with Ginger
Bev Cooks
13
Glazed Cranberry, Lemon & Crystallized Ginger Loaf
Pass The Sushi
14
Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Crystallized Ginger
Pass The Sushi
15
Passion Fruit Ice Cream Pie with Ginger
Pip & Ebby
16
Candied Ginger Sables
Food52
17
Toasted Hazelnut and Candied Ginger Lollipop
Pint Sized Baker

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Before You Go

Gingery Kimchi Fried Rice

Ginger Recipes

Popular in the Community

MORE IN LIFE