Spring Ginger Simmered in Honey

Spring Ginger Simmered in Honey

Just simmer tender spring ginger in honey. But it can be used in so many ways!

Ingredients: 2 jam jars full

Spring ginger
500 g
300 g plus
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon


1. Slice the spring ginger about 2 mm thick.
2. Put the sliced ginger, honey and lemon juice in a pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low-medium, an simmer for 30 to 40 minutes while skimming off any scum. When the ginger has turned a light caramel color and still retains some crispiness, it's done!
3. Pack the ginger and syrup in sterilized jars.
4. Example Use the chopped up ginger as a topping on vanilla ice cream! Mix it in as you eat it.
5. Example Dilute the syrup with soda water. Caramelized ginger ale!
6. Example: Mix the chopped ginger into poundcake batter and use some as topping! See Recipe ID: 695621.
7. Example Julienne finely and use for ginger pork or as a 'hidden flavor' in curries.
8. Use as a macaron filling! I mixed butter with chopped ginger!
9. Spread margarine on toast, and top with chopped ginger.
10. Mix finely chopped ginger and some syrup with milk, and microwave for honey ginger hot milk.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a recipe for a poundcake made with sweet simmered spring ginger in a cookbook. I wanted to make that cake so I made this. The cookbook used sugar, but I thought honey would be a healthier alternative.