Total Time
72hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 72 hrs

A christmas classic.


  1. Place 2 cups of cranberries into a 6-8 cup stainless steel bowl.
  2. Fill the large pot or steamer with a few inches of water and bring to a simmer.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Pour the boiling syrup over the cranberries and cover the bowl with a plate.
  5. Set the covered bowl of cranberries into the pot or steamer.
  6. Cover the pot and steam the berries over low to medium heat for about 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool.
  8. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let the berries sit in the syrup for 3 to 4 days at room temperature.
  9. The syrup will become a little jellied.
  10. Drain the berries before using.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a