Festive Sugared Cranberries are incredibly easy to whip up and will dress up any holiday treat!
Wow! I had so many requests for the recipe for the Sugared Cranberries in my Orange Cranberry Cake that I thought I’d dedicate an entire post to it.
They’re super easy to make. All you need are three ingredients (two if you don’t the water) and some time.
Start by dissolving sugar and water over heat. Then, add fresh cranberries and toss to coat.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cranberries to a cooling rack set over a rimmed baking sheet and let sit for 1 hour.
Then, toss in sugar and return to the cooling rack to sit for 1 hour. That’s it!
These gems are beautiful for snacking on during the holidays and make great garnishes for all your holiday baking.
Use them to decorate your cakes, an alternative to sprinkles on cupcakes, and even toss them in your morning cereal or yogurt!
- ½ cup sugar, divided
- ¼ cup water
- ⅔ cup fresh cranberries
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, dissolve ¼ cup of sugar and water. Add the cranberries and stir gently to coat. With a slotted spoon transfer the coated cranberries to a cooling rack set over rimmed baking sheet. Let sit for 1 hour.
Place a few tablespoons of the remaining sugar into a medium bowl. Add the cranberries and cover with the remaining sugar. Stir gently to coat each berry entirely. Transfer to a cooling rack set over rimmed baking sheet. Let sit for 1 hour.