Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sugared Cranberries

Good morning! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? As I said I am lucky because we are going to a friends for dinner so I do not have to make anything, except dessert.

I don't know about you but I am always looking for a great garnish for my holiday desserts and have seen candies/sugared cranberries for years but have never gotten around to making them.

These tasty berries are easy to make and are delicious! My husband eats them for snacks, he said they are the perfect mix or tart and sweet. As for me, I have been using them for garnish on cakes, pies, and more. You will see these berries popping up on my blogs over the next few weeks many times.

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cup cranberries
1/3-1/2 cup of sugar

In a saucepan over medium heat place sugar and water, bring mixture to a simmer. Be sure to stir constantly to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved remove mixture from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. 

Add sugar to a shallow plate or pan. Then add 1 cup of cranberries to the pan of simple syrup move around the berries to coat. Remove the berries with a slotted spoon and let dry on a wire rack over a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining cranberries and then remove them to dry with the others for an hour. 

Take the berries a little at a time and add them to the bowl of sugar, move the berries around until coated with sugar. Scoop the berries up with a slotted spoon and let dry on rack until dries, repeat until all berries are coated.

Note: Do not store in the refrigerator or the moisture will cause the sugar to evaporate. That is what happened to min and why they are not completely coated in sugar. They were perfect before that. 

I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends and of course all of the tasty food!


  1. I like this recipe and the pumpkin too.
    Thanks so much for the post,, and have
    a beautiful Turkey and Thanksgiving Dinner.

  2. Beautiful, Elizabeth! I'm certain with
    your culinary skills and gracious
    hospitality, your Thanksgiving will
    be warm and and wonderful!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    xo Suzanne

  3. Beautiful, Elizabeth !
    I love this idea. I actually like fresh cranberries so I know I'll love this.
    Happy Thanksgiving !!!

  4. I definitely hope to find the time to try this - they are so pretty and, no doubt, delicious as well. xoxo


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