This creates a sweet crunchy shell around the fruit that makes for the perfect bite every time. This Tangulu recipe is sure to change the way you eat fruit forever.
It’s a traditional candied fruit recipe by dipping the fruit in a hot sugar water mixture. Once cooled, the sugar hardens into an irresistible crunchy candy shell.
You can use other fruits as well, the key is pick with little to no moisture and to avoid very juicy fruits. I do not recommend using melons like Watermelon or Cantaloupe or using other wet fruits like Pineapple, Dragon fruit, Mango, or Kiwi.
Dip your chopsticks into the syrup slowly, then quickly dip it into a bowl of icy cold water to cool down. If the sugar syrup becomes non-sticky, brittle, and easy to bite, and it is ready.
Note: Be careful when testing, as the syrup will be pipping hot and can easily drip onto your hands.
there is another fun treat with leftover sugar syrup after making Tanghulu, which is Honeycomb candy (Honeycomb Brittle).
Simply fill your pot with water and mix in some bicarbonate soda. Bring it to a boil for about 20 minutes. Alternatively, if you don’t need that pot right away, just fill it up with boiling water and leave it in the sink overnight. Since it’s just sugar, it will dissolve in water again the next day.