Cucumbers are clean, crisp, and refreshing. Why do we often sour them, turning them into pickles? Although candied cucumbers resemble bread and butter pickles, I assure you that they taste nothing alike.
Candied cucumbers taste like candy! They are sticky, sweet, and – since I added some fresh mint when I candied them – minty fresh! These candied cucumbers made a gorgeous topper for my cucumber martini cupcakes (coming soon). But, they would also steal the show on an after-dinner cheese plate or perched on the side of a glass of an actual cucumber martini.
How to Make Candied Cucumber
I found the instructions for making candied cucumber from Cluracon on Instructables. Here’s her recipe in my own words:
I posted the above photo on Facebook and asked people to guess what it was. I had over 100 guesses. Many of you were close – you could tell it was a cucumber or a pickle and you knew it was dehydrated. But, no one guessed it was candied.
It’s time to start thinking of cucumbers as sweets. Give candied cucumbers a try and let me know what you think!