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Sugared Cranberries

Not only do they look pretty to top your holiday drinks and desserts with, these Sugared Cranberries taste delicious too! You can just put them out as a snack for your holiday party! #Happyholidays #holidayentertaining #partyready
Course Appetizer / Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Time to dry 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 191kcal
Author Manju


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½-3/4 cup organic unbleached sugar


  • Place the ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in a sauce pan over medium heat and let the sugar melt completely. Remove from heat.
    Easy Sugared Cranberries
  • Meanwhile, rinse and dry the cranberries thoroughly.
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  • Working in batches, dunk the cranberries in the simple sugar syrup and place them on a wire cooling rack placed on top of a baking sheet (this is to catch the drips). 
    Easy Sugared Cranberries
  • Let them dry for an hour or so.
    Easy Sugared Cranberries
  • Pour the organic unbleached sugar in a shallow wide dish. 
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  • Again, working in batches, add the almost dried and sticky sugar syrup coated cranberries to the sugar and roll them around in it, till it is coated well.
    Easy Sugared Cranberries
  • Place them back on the cooling rack for an hour more to dry completely.
    Easy Sugared Cranberries
  • Store in airtight jars for a couple of days and store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg