Sugared Cranberries

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Tart cranberries, bathed in sugar syrup, then dusted in sparkling sugar.  Tasty and a beautiful garnish.

Sugared Cranberries

 How many of you are making cranberries for Thanksgiving tomorrow?  If you love cranberries, I urge you to save a few and try these sugared cranberries!

Sugared Cranberries

 That have a perfect crunch into a tart center surrounded by that dusting of sweet sugar.

Sugared Cranberries

I love how they look like they have frost all over them.

Sugared Cranberries

Make a simple syrup from sugar and water, toss the cranberries in it, let them set for one hour.  Gently toss them in granulated sugar.

Use as a garnish or fun sweet-tart treat.

Sugared Cranberries

Sugared Cranberries in a white serving dish
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Sugared Cranberries

Tart cranberries, bathed in sugar syrup, then dusted in sparkling sugar. Tasty and a beautiful garnish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Additional Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugared Cranberries
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 662kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 12oz package fresh cranberries
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 1 cup water


  • In a saucepan over medium heat dissolve 1 cup sugar into 1 cup water. Remove from heat.
  • Toss cranberries in the sugar-water until coated. Drain excess liquid.
  • Spread onto a rack to set for 1 hour.
  • Toss in remaining sugar to coat. Dry for 1 hour.
  • Tasty and make a beautiful garnish!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 171g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 168g

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  1. Whoa,, what a fabulous way to eat cranberries! I’m making this for Thanksgiving this year and boy will it surprise my entire family.

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