Tanghulu

The crackly, sugary shell coats the bright, fresh fruit. It's fun and entertaining to bite into and a refreshingly sweet snack. Choose which fruits are your favorite! You want to choose whole fruits. Any cut side or wetness will inhibit the sugar from sticking to the fruit. Best served immediately. Can be stored in a large resealable plastic bag in the freezer. 

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 skewers

Ingredients

  • 5 hulled strawberries

  • 5 seedless grapes

  • 5 clementine segments

  • 5 12-inch wooden skewers

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Directions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels. Pat fruit dry. Divide fruit among wooden skewers, 3 pieces each, arranging fruits to cover end of skewer and ensuring fruits are touching.

  2. Stir together sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small shallow saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, undisturbed. Reduce heat to medium-low, cook, undisturbed, until a candy thermometer registers 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), 18 to 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath.

  4. Remove pan from heat, let stand until bubbles subside, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully tilt pan so sugar mixture pools to one side. Working quickly, place fruit end of one skewer in sugar mixture, rotating to fully coat; allow excess syrup to drip back into pan. Place dipped skewer, fruit side down, in ice bath, allowing to cool fully, about 1 minute. Place, fruit side up, in a heavy cup or saucepan. Repeat with remaining skewers and sugar mixture, working quickly. Using kitchen scissors, trim any excess sugar drips. Serve immediately.

    candied fruit
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Cook's Note:

We tried to do a double batch with things like blackberries and blueberries, but the moisture of the fruit in addition to the cooling of the sugar did not end well. Leaking and moisture were an issue.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
0g Fat
39g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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