Tangerine Tanghulu

The Hale Groves Team

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Tanghulu (meaning “candied haws” in Mandarin) refers to a traditional treat of fruit coated in hardened sugar on skewers and sold by Chinese street vendors. Sweet, tangy and crunchy, these citrusy treats are fun to make and are a delightful dessert or afternoon snack for kids.


2-3 Hale Groves Honey-Sweet Tangerines, Mandarins or Gold Nuggets

1½ c. granulated sugar

¾ c. water


  • Thread three tangerines onto wooden skewers and set aside.
  • Stir together sugar and water in a small pot and set over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat until syrup reaches 300°F (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Tilt pot until sugar pools and swirl tangerine skewers in syrup until fruit is coated. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow to cool until sugar coating hardens (about 5-10 minutes). Enjoy!

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