Sugared Cranberries

READY IN: 9hrs
Recipe by Tearanii

Because of the contrast between the tart cranberries and sugary coating, the flavor of this snack pops in your mouth. The berries are steeped in hot sugar syrup to tame their tangy bite. When entertaining, serve these in place of nuts. For gift-giving, package in parchment-lined tins. Present with a small bottle of the reserved cranberry cooking syrup for the recipient to use as a cocktail mixer. If you can't find superfine sugar, make your own by processing granulated sugar in a food processor for a minute

Top Review by Chef Schellies

Mmmmmm, these were tasty. They were nice and tart with a sweet outside. I made them exactly as directed. It made a lot of the syrup, but it worked out well because I made a second batch and only had to add more cranberries to the syrup that I already had. I didn't have superfine sugar, so I put the sugar in the blender for a minute or so. It worked fine. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring mixture until sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat.
  3. (Do not boil or the cranberries may pop when added.) Stir in cranberries; pour mixture into a bowl.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Drain cranberries in a colander over a bowl, reserving steeping liquid, if desired.
  6. Place superfine sugar in a shallow dish.
  7. Add the cranberries, rolling to coat with sugar.
  8. Spread sugared cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature 1 hour or until dry.
  9. Note: The steeping liquid clings to the berries and helps the sugar adhere.
  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a week.

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