sugared cranberries


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.

Sugared Cranberries
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.


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10 Responses to sugared cranberries

  1. Tes says:

    Wow those cranberries covered in sugar look really beautiful. I just love the way you photograph them. The recipe is so simple and sounds delicious :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those cranberries look delicious!

  3. summersher says:

    This sounds great. I loved dipping cranberries into sugar as a snack as a kid, but this way I bet they’re even sweeter. Great idea!

  4. Angela James says:

    I was just looking at the extra cranberries in my freezer and wondering what I was going to do with them when I stumbled on your recipe via Tastespotting. Thank you!

  5. Chef Dennis says:

    your cranberries look delicious! I had no idea they were that easy to make!
    Welcome to foodbuzz!!

  6. Melody Fury says:

    What a stunning holiday recipe! Would you like to submit it to my contest to win a cookbook? Just wanting to share the holiday cheer (and exposure to your blog) Would love for you to win :)

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