Crafting Candied Fruits with the M°classic 2

Candied fruits evoke a sense of nostalgia and delight, their vibrant colors and sweet flavors adding a touch of magic to any dish or dessert. While store-bought options are readily available, there’s something truly special about crafting these sugary treats in the comfort of your own kitchen. With the help of the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer, you can elevate your candied fruit-making experience to new heights, ensuring perfect results every time. Let’s delve into the art of candying fruits at home and discover how the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer can become your essential kitchen companion.

Unlocking the Essence of Candied Fruits

Before we embark on our candied fruit-making journey, it’s essential to understand what makes these treats so irresistible. Candied fruits, also known as crystallized fruits or glacé fruits, are fruits that have been cooked in a sugar syrup until they become tender and translucent. The process not only preserves the fruits but also infuses them with a delightful sweetness, making them a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes.

A Glimpse into History: The Origin of Tanghulu

While candied fruits have a long and storied history, one particular variation has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts around the world—Tanghulu. Originating in China during the Song Dynasty, Tanghulu is a traditional snack made by skewering fruits, typically hawthorn berries or Chinese hawthorn apples, on bamboo sticks and dipping them in a hot sugar syrup. The result? A crunchy, sweet shell that encases the tart fruit—a delightful contrast of flavors and textures that has stood the test of time.

Choosing the Perfect Fruits

The first step in making candied fruits is selecting the right fruits for the job. While nearly any fruit can be candied, some varieties lend themselves particularly well to the process. Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes are popular choices due to their vibrant colors and robust flavors. Other fruits like cherries, pineapple, and ginger also candy beautifully, offering a burst of sweetness in every bite.

Preparing the Fruit

Once you’ve chosen your fruits, it’s time to prepare them for candying. Start by washing the fruits thoroughly and removing any stems, seeds, or pits. Depending on the fruit, you may also need to peel or slice it into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking and absorption of the sugar syrup.

Creating the Sugar Syrup

The next step is to prepare the sugar syrup, which will serve as the magical elixir that transforms ordinary fruits into candied delights. In a saucepan, combine equal parts water and sugar, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves. For added flavor, you can infuse the syrup with spices such as cinnamon, cloves, or vanilla, or enhance it with a splash of citrus juice or liqueur.

Cooking to Perfection with the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer

Now comes the crucial part—cooking the fruits to perfection. This is where the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer truly shines, offering precise temperature control and real-time monitoring to ensure flawless results every time.

Simply insert the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer into the sugar syrup and set the desired temperature using the intuitive interface. The thermometer will alert you when the syrup reaches the ideal temperature for candying fruits, allowing you to add the prepared fruits and cook them until they become tender and translucent.

Mastering the Process

As the fruits cook, the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer provides real-time temperature updates, allowing you to monitor the progress without the need for constant supervision. Once the fruits reach the desired consistency, carefully remove them from the syrup using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Savoring the Fruits of Your Labor

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted your own batch of homemade candied fruits, thanks to the precision and reliability of the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer. Whether enjoyed on their own as a sweet snack, used as a topping for desserts, or incorporated into savory dishes for a touch of sweetness, these candied fruits are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your family and friends.


In the world of homemade delights, few treats rival the allure of candied fruits. With the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer by your side, you can embark on a culinary adventure that transforms ordinary fruits into extraordinary confections. So why wait? Unleash your creativity, indulge your sweet tooth, and elevate your culinary creations with the M°classic 2 Cooking Thermometer today.