Recipe: Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries

For those that have attending the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival over the past three years will recognize this dish – Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries. These sweet strawberries can be enjoyed at the Lotus House in front of the China Pavilion. These make a great snack or healthy (well, healthier) dessert option. We love these in the summer!

Lotus House - Candied strawberries

Beijing-style candied strawberries at Lotus House

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries

16 strawberries, washed, stems removed, patted dry
16 6-inch bamboo skewers
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

  1. Line a sheet pan with wax paper and set aside. Thread strawberries, 1 each, on skewers.
  2. Dissolve sugar in water in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring well. Don’t stir while mixture cooks to 315° F, about 10 to 20 minutes. Stir in sesame seeds, mixing well. Remove from heat
  3. Quickly dip strawberries, rolling to cover; let excess drip off berry. (The faster you dip, the thinner the coat of candy shell). Place on wax paper. Serve when completely cooled. Enjoy within an hour or two, as moisture of berries quickly makes candy shell sticky.

One Thought on “Recipe: Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries

  1. Steven S on 25 May, 2016 at 9:47 pm said:

    This recipe is awesome and replicates the snack from the park perfectly. Of course, that is, when it goes as planned… We tried this today and ended up with some strawberries coated in chunky sugar that was half solid as coating was happening, and the another half composed of strawberries coated in a quasi-caramel substance achieved in an attempt to remelt the sugar. However, they were still very good and hopefully we will have an even more accurate home version of these strawberries the next time we try it out. Nonetheless, this recipe was so exciting to have found on the site after we loved the real thing in the parks. I guess it takes some Disney Magic to get the hang of making them. Practice probably helps too.

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