How to Make Calamansi Candy


  • 10 tbsp Starch
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Glucose
  • 4 tbsp Calamansi juice
  • 1/8 tsp Citric acid
  • 1/4 tsp Food color
  • 1/4 tsp Calamansi oil


  • heavy saucepan
  • stove
  • ladle
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • trays, knife
  • spatula, plastic bag
  • refractometer


  1. Mix cornstarch and water. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Place the mixture in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil with continuous mixing.
  3. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Then add sugar and glucose. Stir to dissolve sugar and glucose.
  5. Continue boiling until the solution reaches a soluble solid of 78-80%. This can be determined with a refractometer.
  6. Add food color if desired and calamansi juice with citric acid.
  7. After boiling, add calamansi oil.
  8. Pour the mixture into trays. Stand for 2 to 3 hours.
  9. Cut into desired sizes and shape with a spatula. (If no spatula is available, use knife).
  10. Roll in granulated sugar, strain to remove excess sugar.
  11. Pack in plastic bag.


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