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Sugared Cranberries

Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries - Find out how to make sugared cranberries - perfectly sweetened and sparkling ruby jewels. It's easier than you think!

I've seen sugared cranberries year after year on various blogs and websites and thought they'd be hard to make. Plus, would they really taste good or were they just used as decorations? Then I started researching. Some folks just dipped their cranberries into sugar water, dried them, and then covered them in sugar. Pretty? Yes. Tasty? Not so sure. Fresh cranberries = TART!

Then I saw some other folks who marinated their cranberries in a sugar solution first. Then they dried and covered the cranberries in sugar. So, when my parents gave me a bag of fresh cranberries, I decided it was time to try the second method, and if they didn't quite turn out, I planned on dehydrating them and mixing with granola or baking with them. :)

Well, I'm glad to report, I never got that far. We snacked on these deliciously sweet and tart cranberries until they were no more! I liked the crunch of each cranberry as well as the sweet flavor you get when you pop one into your mouth and then the sweetly tangy feel as you bite into the cranberry. I'm sure this recipe will be making a repeat in my kitchen!

How will you use your sugared cranberries?


Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries - Find out how to make sugared cranberries - perfectly sweetened and sparkling ruby jewels. It's easier than you think!

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Find out how to make sugared cranberries - perfectly sweetened and sparkling ruby jewels. It's easier than you think!

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Yield: 3 cups

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
3 cups sugar
3 cups water
3 cups fresh cranberries


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries Step 2 - Dissolve sugar in water, heating slightly if needed. 2. Dissolve sugar in water, heating slightly if needed.
Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries Step 3 - Place cranberries in a jar, and then pour sugar solution over cranberries. Allow cranberries to soak overnight. 3. Place cranberries in a jar, and then pour sugar solution over cranberries. Allow cranberries to soak overnight.
Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries Step 4 - (optional) Strain the cranberries from the sugar solution, and allow sugar solution to dry. 4. (optional) Strain the cranberries from the sugar solution, and allow sugar solution to dry.
Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries Step 5 - Roll cranberries around in sugar until coated and sparkly. 5. Roll cranberries around in sugar until coated and sparkly.

Morsels of Life - Sugared Cranberries - Find out how to make sugared cranberries - perfectly sweetened and sparkling ruby jewels. It's easier than you think!

26 comments:

  1. CJ,
    Your sugared cranberries look wonderful. I thought that they would only be used for decoration too. Glad to hear that they can be eaten as a snack.
    Annamaria

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  2. A yummy one too! I'm hoping to make more this year. :) Hope you get to give these a try!

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  3. I always wondered that myself. They are so pretty, but seemed like they would still be too tart. I need to give this method a try!

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  4. Same here. :) I do like the tartness of a cranberry, but it seemed a bit toooooo tart to just dip in some sugar. Let me know what you think of this method once you give it a try. :) Another bonus - you get cranberry syrup leftover for whatever else you want to make! Hope you enjoy. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for bringing sugared cranberries to the party.
    I have often wondered how to do that, and now I know.
    Kathleen
    Fridays Blog Booster Party #33
    Liking on SU

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  6. Isn't it great how easy it is? Plus, you get some cranberry syrup at the end. :)

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  7. NICE
    i do the same with grapes ... "Uva Brinata"

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  8. These are beautiful! I've always worried they would be overly tart too, even with a sugar coating, but you've convinced me I should try them.

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  9. I will have to tell my mom about this - she loves cranberries.

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  10. What a neat idea to do this holiday season!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I just looked up "uva briata" and I have to say - they look awesome! Such a fun treat. :)

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  12. I think they'd be really tart with just a sugar coating, but with the syrup soak, they're much sweeter. :) You can also adjust the sweetness by making the syrup sweeter (or soaking for a shorter time for more tart)!

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  13. I hope she enjoys these! They're pretty and yummy. :)

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  14. I've made these before! They are so delicious!
    Kari

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  15. They certainly are! And pretty too. :)

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  16. It's pretty simple and yummy too! Hope you enjoy. :)

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  17. Looks beautiful and easy! Pinned! Visiting via Wine'd Down Wednesdays!

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  18. And tasty too! Thanks for sharing, and hope you enjoy. :)

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  19. Must try these this year - thank you for popping by Pin worthy Wednesday

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  20. Fun and yummy! It's almost like one of those fun, crafty recipes. :)

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  21. I've tried doing the sugar cranberry thing but my kids don't care for it. It does make pretty decorations on cakes and holiday items though.

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  22. I want to make these just cause they look so pretty! I'm sure they would be a delicious garnish to any dish too. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party. Hope to see you again this week.

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  23. That just means more for you to enjoy! :) You could also use it as decoration. :)

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  24. Aren't they? :) I like how they're pretty as a garnish, and yummy to eat!

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  25. Hey there, congrats on the special feature at #HIH for the 100th party! These looks really tasty and easy, I think I'll have them out at my Christmas table this year! It's always best to KISS right? :) Thanks for linking up at Happiness is Homemade!

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  26. Most definitely - especially with all the busyness going on during the holidays! Thanks for featuring me - it's an honor, and I appreciate it. :)

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