Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat and so delicious. Homemade candied kiwi slices are just as easy to make as candied orange slices!
Inspired by my DIY candied orange slices, I tried to make candied kiwi slices and they turned out delicious. Yay! Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat. You can simply snack on them – have I mentioned that they’re delicious?! 😉 – or use them to garnish cakes and cupcakes.
Related: Candied Orange Slices
By the way, I also tried to make dehydrated kiwi chips but they turned out sour and flavorless. So I’m not going to share the recipe here on my blog. But these DIY candied kiwi are so yummy: They are sweet and taste of kiwi. You can eat them as they are or dip them in chocolate just like candied citrus peel.
Related: Chocolate-Dipped Citrus Peel
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And in the past, I’ve already candied whole kiwis by following a Victorian recipe.
How To Make Candied Kiwi Slices
- 3 kiwi
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (100ml) water
Wash and peel the kiwi. Slice kiwi into thin slices, about 1/4″ (1/2cm) thick.
Make The Syrup
In a saucepan, combine sugar and water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer the syrup until the sugar is dissolved.
Add Kiwi Slices
Now add the kiwi slices. Cook covered for about 1 hour. Check often in the last 15 minutes as the syrup starts to foam. Add more water if necessary.
Related: Candied Watermelon Rind
Why Are Candied Kiwi Slices Yellow?
During the cooking process, the kiwi slices turn translucent and yellowish as the heat destroys the green color of the kiwi. If you buy green candied kiwi at the store, they have no doubt been dyed with artificial food coloring.
Dry Candied Kiwi Slices
Remove the candied kiwi slices from the syrup with a fork. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Let the DIY candied kiwi dry for a couple of days at room temperature.
The leftover kiwi syrup is sweet but doesn’t taste of kiwi. So you can use the kiwi syrup instead of sugar for other recipes.
Store Candied Kiwi Slices
Store homemade candied kiwi slices in an airtight glass jar in the fridge.
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