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What is Candied Fennel and How do You Make it?

Candied Fennel has a sweet and sour taste that is irresistible to both children and adults. This can be used as a side dish or topping for chicken, lamb, pork, fish, or desserts like crepes. In this article I’ll teach you how to make Candied Fennel!

What is Candied Fennel?

Candied fennel is a type of sweetened fennel that has been preserved in sugar and syrup. The fennel is first cleaned and then cut into thin slices. The slices are then soaked in a mixture of sugar and water until the sugar is melted. Finally, the slices are coated with a layer of syrup, and then baked in a preheated oven.

What are Candied Fennel Seeds?

Candied fennel seeds are a sweet and savory snack that can be enjoyed any time of the year. They are made by coating fennel seeds in sugar and baking them in an oven.

The resulting coating is crispy and delicious.

How to make Candied Fennel?

Candied Fennel is a sweet and sour vegetable that is popular in many countries around the world. It is easy to make and perfect for Halloween or any other festive occasion. Here is how to make Candied Fennel:


1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons malt syrup

How to prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, water, salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the butter and malt syrup. Stir until well combined.
4. Add the fennel slices to the butter mixture and toss gently to coat. Spread the fennel slices out on the prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet

How to make Candied Fennel Seeds

Candied Fennel Seeds is another way to enjoy this sweet and savory herb. The easiest way to make candied fennel seeds is to use a food processor. You can also use a mortar and pestle, but be careful as the seeds can be quite small and sharp.

Once the seeds are finely ground, you will need to add sugar and salt. Start with about 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, then add more sugar or salt as needed until the desired sweetness is reached. This recipe makes about 2 cups of candied fennel seeds.

To make the fennel seeds look pretty, you can either drizzle them with additional syrup or dust them with confectioners’ sugar.

How many types of Candied Fennel recipes are there?

This is a type of  licorice, often used in sweet and savory dishes. There are many ways to make Candied Fennel, including: frying in oil or butter, boiling in water, or baking in the oven. Some recipes call for sugar, others for honey.

Here are some more Candied Fennel recipes:

Honey-Candied Fennel:


1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons ground fennel seeds

How to prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey and olive oil until well combined.
4. Stir in ground fennel seeds until coated.
5. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant.
7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple-Candied Fennel:

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice berries
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

How to prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Combine sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice berries in a small bowl.
3. Stir in lemon juice until well combined.
4. Spread mixture onto parchment paper on a baking sheet.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant.
6. Set aside to cool.

Sugar-Glazed Fennel:

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon fennel seeds

How to prepare:

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water.
2. Bring to a boil and allow it to bubble until the syrup is clear (about 8-10 minutes).
3. Turn off the heat, add fennel seeds and stir constantly for 1 minute or until syrup is completely clear.
4. Set aside to cool completely.

Conclusion on Candied Fennel

Candied fennel is a delicious way to add sweetness and crunch to your meal. You can make it with sugar, honey, or brown sugar.

This is a type of sweetened vegetable that is made by dehydrating an fennel and then coating it with sugar. Candied fennel can be used in salads or as a garnish on desserts.

Just be sure to use a high quality fennel that won’t have an unpleasant flavor.