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Sugared Cranberries


Sugared Cranberries

Sugared Cranberries

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Does that sweet-tart combination appeal to you? Looking for a new sweet snack to serve at a party? Or even better, want something different to give as a homemade gift? If you answered yes to any and/or all of these questions, then these Sugared Cranberries are right up your alley. They are the perfect sweet/tart snack to pop right into your mouth. They are simple to make, but just a little time consuming.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Refrigerate at least: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup superfine (castor)* or sanding sugar (for glittery coating)


Combine water and granulate sugar in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a quick simmer and remove from heat. Add cranberries. Pour into a bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight.

Place superfine sugar in bowl with low sides. Drain cranberries in colander, shaking to remove any extra liquid. Add a few cranberries at a time to low-sided sugar bowl. Place cranberries in single layer on foil lined baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature for at least one hour or until dry.

Store for up to one week in an airtight container in a cool place.

Makes 3 cups

Notes in the Margin:
* - If you don't want to purchase superfine or castor sugar specifically for this recipe, you may make your own. Just take granulated sugar and put it in the food processor. Process it a few times until the sugar it's a finer grain.

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