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Candied strawberry slices are gorgeous and easy to make
Candied Strawberry Slices Recipe
What are candied strawberries?
I figured we can start with the basic. What exactly is a candied strawberry? A candied strawberry is a ripe piece of fruit that is covered in a candy coating and used as a fun treat or decoration for you favorite dessert.
You can candy strawberries whole or in slices.
I decided to candy mine in slices and use as a cupcake topper for my Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes.
In this post I am going to walk you through, step by step, how to candy strawberries.
Start by combining half of a cup of sugar with half of a cup of water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Make sure you are consistently stirring to avoid any burnt sugar on the bottom of the pan.
Once the sugar has dissolved completely, take the pan off of the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Now you will want to wash and hull your strawberries.
Hulling a berry is a fancy way of saying removing the stem.
Slice each berry as thin as you can get it. I recommend using a sharp paring knife.
Dip into your cooled syrup and place on a parchment lined baking pan.
Bake at 200 degrees for up to 3 hours.
I recommend checking on your berries every hour to see their progress.
You are looking for a dry to the touch berry that still retains the bold red color.
The result should be a nice dark red berry that is somewhat dry to the touch, but not overly crunchy. Almost like a gummy version of the fruit.
And there you have it!
Your very own candied strawberries…
How do you use candied strawberries?
Candied strawberries and candied strawberry slices are ideal for decorating cakes, cupcakes, brownies, or any dessert. They add an elegant touch that really sends your dessert over the top!
You could even eat them straight from the tray if you’d like.
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