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Sugar Coated Cranberries

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Aug 1, 2020
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Sugar Coated Cranberries
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These tart and sparkly sugared cranberries are ideal for gourmet snacking or as an addition to any dessert, cheese tray, or holiday gift basket. Very easy to do with only 2 ingredients, they just « pop » in your mouth and will delight kids and adults alike.

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Ingredients list for the Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar

Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water

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Directions

1. To make the sugar syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Use a whisk to help break up the crystals. Do not boil, set aside once sugar is completely dissolved.

2. Meanwhile, rinse cranberries and place them into a bowl. Pour the warm sugar syrup to the bowl. Cover cranberries with a plate to keep them submerged. Once completely cooled, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge overnight.

3. The next day, drain cranberries in a colander (you can keep the syrup to make cocktails). Transfer the berries to a large shallow bowl lined with paper towels to absorb most of the remaining liquid. The cranberries should be slightly sticky but not wet.

4. In a small bowl, add about 2 tablespoons sugar. Add 3-4 berries and jiggle them around in the bowl to coat with sugar.

5. Transfer the berries to a wire rack and allow to dry for 2 hours minimum. Cranberries are ready when the sugar is firm, forming a  delicate crust. Enjoy!

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