Sugared Cranberries

It’s that time again!

By which I mean Sugared Cranberry Time. Making a few batches of these is a holiday tradition for me, because they’re easy, they’re delicious, and the potential uses are endless (see below).


What you need:

1 bag cranberries

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups superfine sugar

What you do:

1. Boil 2 cups water in a saucepan. Add granulated sugar and stir over med-low heat until totally dissolved.

2. Pour sugar water into large bowl; add cranberries and cover with foil. Leave to sit overnight (or at least 8 hours) in refrigerator.

3. Strain cranberries and pour into another large bowl. Add superfine sugar and toss until cranberries are thoroughly coated.

4. Pour cranberries into a large, shallow baking dish or cookie sheet and leave to dry (this can take up to a few hours).

Ways to use ’em: 

– During a party, instead of those expensive nut mixes (place them in little bowls around your apartment)

– As drink garnishes (try a Winterberry Cocktail or Nantucket Red)

– On top of cookies, pies, and cakes

– As a little add-on to a present (just tie a small bag to the wrapping paper using a ribbon)

– As party favors (place them in little bags or jars and set them in a bowl by the door, or on each guest’s plate)

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