Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

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So, it's December 25. That's crazy! I cannot believe that 2012 is almost over. The holidays, anticipation and food towards the end of the year are all so wonderful.

Cranberries are one of my favorite foods in November and December, and these sugared cranberries are definitely going to become a staple every year because they are soo incredibly delicious and simple. While I love cranberry sauce, this alternative way of serving cranberries is so genius.

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You'll start by making a simple syrup with equal parts of sugar and water.

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Once you add the cranberries to the syrup, drain them, and wait a bit, you can roll them in sugar. They look so beautiful and festive in the sugar, and you'll be amazed by how great they taste.

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Happy holidays!

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
12 oz. fresh cranberries

Directions
Heat the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool briefly. Add half of the cranberries to the simple syrup and stir gently to coat the berries fully. Repeat with the other half of the cranberries. 
Remove the berries from the syrup with a slotted spoon to drain the excess syrup. Transfer the drained berries to a wire rack over a baking sheet. Allow the berries to dry for about an hour. 
Place a handful of the berries in a shallow bowl of sugar and roll gently to coat the berries. Place the sugared berries back on the wire rack and coat the remaining berries with sugar. 

8 comments:

  1. They look like little rubies.. love this.

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  2. Laura and I made these last night for garnish for cranberry cake with warm vanilla sauce. They were the perfect compliment to the sweet sauce and so pretty.

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  3. Sugared cranberries looks perfect. Wishing Merry christmas and happy holidays to you and family

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  4. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  5. They're so delicious! Hope you all have a great day!

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  6. My husband just walked by the computer and saw these, now I have to make them!

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  7. I made a second batch last night just after making them for the first time because they're so good!

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