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Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Easy to make sugared cranberries with only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting time1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: cranberries
Servings: 12 ounces
Author: Heather Perine


  • 2 cups (396 grams) granulated white sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup (118 grams) water
  • 12 ounces (168 grams) fresh cranberries


  • In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Heat over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add in your cranberries and stir. Remove from the heat and let steep for 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the cranberries to a cooling rack set over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Allow to cool for about 1 hour.
  • Roll the cranberries in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar. until well coated. Allow to dry again for 1 more hour. Enjoy!


  • Reserve the liquid as a simple syrup to serve with cocktails!