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How to make sugared cranberries

How to make sugared cranberries

Simplified recipe for homemade sugared cranberries, these sugar-coated berries are a perfect garnish for holiday drinks and desserts.
Course Garnish
Cuisine American, International
Keyword Cranberries, Drink garnishes, Holiday garnishes, Sugared cranberries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For the syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water

For the sugared cranberries:

  • 6 ounces of cranberries
  • ½ cup of sugar


  • Put the 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stir well to dissolve the sugar. Cook on a low boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool down.
  • Once the simple syrup has cooled down, add the cranberries to the syrup and mix well until they are coated with the syrup.
  • Put the ½ cup of sugar on a plate. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cranberries from the syrup and roll them in the sugar.
  • Use a regular spoon to transfer the sugared cranberries to another plate, lined with a paper towel or wax paper, to let them dry for about 30-45 minutes.