Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Caramelized garlic is very easy to make. Use this flavorful condiment with roasted meats or poultry or top a salad, diced can be topped on bread. If you like you can use the remaining sugar in a pot of beans or add some roasted nuts to it toss and top a salad.


  1. Blanch garlic cloves in boiling salted water about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking. Remove cloves from water and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place the sugar and butter in a small heavy skillet and add 2 tablespoons of wine. Place the pan over medium heat. Cook until the mixture turns a golden color tipping the pan and swirling the mixture to insure even cooking. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time, swirling the pan to incorporate the liquid. Add the garlic and cook until well coated and the garlic is soft but still retains its shape about 5 minutes.
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UPDATE: And it ruined my chicken dish. Would have been helpful to mention this would result in a candy type item in the title. It came up on a search (now I see) as the only candied type vs the oil types.

Captain R. January 20, 2014

Yummy, garlic candy! I made just as directed and it turned out so pretty and sweet! I ate some out of the pan and will use some in salad dressing. Thanks Rita, this is a keeper!

Sharon123 May 03, 2005