Sugared Cranberries (2 Ingredients)

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Sugared Cranberries are easy to make, require no baking and are the perfect way to make any dessert or cookie plate look gorgeous! Use them to top cupcakes, trifles or even just to snack on.
sugared cranberries in a white bowl with text

These gorgeous sugared cranberries need only two ingredients to sparkle and they’re really easy to make!

The type of sugar you use is completely up to you.  A very fine sugar (or a berry sugar) will produce a thin even coating while a coarse sugar will give it a more of a crystallized look.  If you look closely in the photos you can see I’ve used both types of sugar but mostly the bigger crystals…  just personal preference!  The decorating sugar is found in the baking area near the sprinkles.

A lot of recipes have you let them sit 8 hours in the simple syrup but I find it unnecessary.

These are perfect atop cakes, pies and cookies.  They can beautify any cookie plate and look beautiful just served in a bowl on their own.

close up of sugared cranberries in a white bowl

2 Ingredient Sugared Cranberries with mint leaves
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Sugared Cranberries (2 Ingredients)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 12 oz cranberries
Author Holly Nilsson
Sugared Cranberries are easy to make, require no baking and are the perfect way to make any dessert or cookie plate look gorgeous! Use them to top cupcakes, trifles or even just to snack on.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cranberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • extra sugar for rolling (coarse or fine)

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Instructions

  • Bring ¾ cup each water and sugar to a boil. Let boil about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add cranberries in.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove cranberries and place on a rack letting them drip dry.
  • Place cranberries, a few at a time, back into the sugar mixture which should still be warm.
  • Roll each cranberry in sugar and place on parchment. Let dry 1 hour before handling.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 61, Carbohydrates: 15g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 24mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 3.8mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Sugard Cranberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. So you toss the cranberries into the sugar mixture after boiling. You don’t have to leave them in to boil for any length of time? Just coat and take right out to drip dry?