How To Make Candied Buddha’s Hand?

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Candied Buddha's Hand Recipe

Candied Buddha’s Hand is an interesting, fun and creative way to enjoy your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for an exciting way to add some flavor and excitement to your day, then you should try out Candied Buddha’s Hand. This unique and delicious treat is sure to be a hit with your guests.

How To Make Candied Buddha’s Hand?

Candied Buddha’s hand is a popular Chinese candy made from the fruit of the same name. The fruit is peeled and then boiled in sugar water until it is coated in a thin layer of sugar. It is then left to dry, resulting in a sweet, chewy treat that can be enjoyed on its own or used as an ingredient in other desserts.

The candied fruit can be found in Chinese supermarkets or online, and is typically sold in whole or halves. If you cannot find Buddha’s hand, you can substitute another citrus fruit such as lemon, orange, or grapefruit.

How To Make Candied Buddha's Hand

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Buddha’s hand: 3 cups diced
Sugar: 3 cups
Water: 2 cups


Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add diced Buddha’s hand, return to a simmer, and cook until citrus softens, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Combine Buddha’s hand, 2 1/2 cups sugar, and water in the same pot; bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until syrup reaches a temperature of 230 degrees F (110 degrees C). Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Drain citrus; pour excess liquid into jars and reserve.

Step 4

Spread drained citrus out onto a wire rack and let dry until tacky, at least 24 hours. Pour remaining sugar into a shallow bowl. Toss citrus in sugar until coated; transfer coated pieces to a plate to dry, at least 2 hours.

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Cook’s notes

For a refreshing cocktail, try using Buddha’s hand citrus peel in place of regular citrus. The syrup is perfect for mixed drinks.

Nutrition Facts

1 Buddha’s Hand (without syrup) contains:

– Calories: 26

– Carbohydrates: 1g

– Protein: 1g – Fat: 0g

– Sodium: 404mg

– Sugars: 1g

– Vitamin C: 0.1%

FAQs About Candied Buddha’s Hand

How do you cut a Buddha’s hand fruit?

To use Buddha’s hand fruit, break off a “finger” from the hand, and grate or peel the bright lemon exterior. As with all citrus peel, you only want the brightly colored part, not the bitter white pith beneath.

What is Buddha’s Hand good for?

Buddha’s hand is good for reducing pain, soothe gastrointestinal distress, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, ease menstrual issues, lower blood pressure, and clear up respiratory illness.

How do you know when Buddha’s hand is ripe?

When you see Buddha’s hand fruits, they start out with dark green skin and the fingers are “closed” giving the fruit a pear-like shape. As the fruit ripens, the skin turns a light green and the fingers open up, revealing a red, fleshy interior. The taste of Buddha’s hand fruits is a mix of sweet and sour and is delicious eaten fresh or cooked.

Candied Buddha's Hand Recipe

Candied Buddha's Hand Recipe

Serves: 32 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 26 calories 1 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Buddha's hand: 3 cups diced
  • Sugar: 3 cups
  • Water: 2 cups


1. In a pan, mix sugar and water together and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Add in diced Buddha’s hand and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until it is cooked through.

3. Remove from heat and let it cool completely before serving.


Candied Buddha’s Hand is a sweet and delicious souvenir that you can take back with you. This hand is made out of wax and is adorned with colorful sweet flowers. It is a unique and interesting souvenir that will be a conversation starter when you take it back home with you. Let Exorecipes know your comment!

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