First of all, I hope you all had a very wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! I am so very thankful for all of my amazing boyfriend, family, friends and of course, blog readers!
I decided to take it easy this year since last year Kyle and I actually stuck behind in the city and had a small turkey dinner for two rather than braving the commute. So I made a double batch of sugared cranberries — a sparkly snack I can’t believe it took me this long to try!
They were delicious and incredibly addictive, although the sugar really got everywhere and it was a pretty sticky aftermath that I’m sure my mother didn’t approve of. (Have I mentioned how fabulous it is to be at home and have a full kitchen? I am thankful for counter space!)
Anyway, I’ve seen so many different takes on this recipe by adding a little something extra to the simple syrup the berries soak overnight in — from orange zest to cloves, honey and cinnamon sticks to vodka — but I really loved the plain sweet zing of this ridiculously simple version.
adapted from Ramshackle Glam
3 cups white granulated sugar
3 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup superfine sugar
Bring white granulated sugar and 3 cups water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat and add cranberries.
Steep cranberries in sugar water in fridge overnight.
Strain cranberries well and gently toss in a shallow bowl with superfine sugar.
Allow to dry at least one hour in a single layer on a parchment lined pan.