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Easy Sugared Cranberries

Easy Sugared Cranberries are fun, festive and simple to make. They make a great sweet and tart snack, and are perfect as an edible garnish.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: Easy Sugared Cranberries
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12 ounces
Author: Heather


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Rinse cranberries and throw out any mushy or spoiled berries.
  • Add cranberries to a large bowl.
  • In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium heat to make a simple syrup.
  • Heat until the sugar has dissolved and the edges around the pan are starting to bubble. Remove from heat.
  • Pour simple syrup over the cranberries. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Drain cranberries and spread them out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Let them sit and dry for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle sugar over cranberries and roll them all around to evenly coat them all. Let them sit and dry for 1 hour.
  • Store in air tight container in fridge for up to 1 week. Roll in extra sugar, if needed.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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