I'm COMPLETELY obsessed with sugared cranberries. They are the prettiest and tastiest Thanksgiving and Christmas snacks you can make. If you are looking for quick and easy holiday desserts, then this recipe is for you.
This recipe for these sugar-coated cranberries is super simple and it will wow your guests. Make these delicious cranberries in less than 10 minutes.
Last night as I was cooking dinner for a friend, I plopped out a bowl of these excellent cranberries and she could not believe how amazing they were. Wow your guests as well this holiday season when you whip this recipe up in no time flat.
After about 10 minutes, she begged me to take them away because she could not stop eating them! They are just that addictive. The tart berries and the sugar together create this amazing taste in your mouth that you will not be able to resist.
Making these easy sugared cranberries
All you need to make this dish is a bag of cranberries, honey, sugar, water, and powdered sugar. The cooking time is less than 5 minutes in the oven on a baking sheet. Within a few minutes, you can enjoy a fantastic appetizer for your guests.
To make this recipe you need —
- 1 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar or superfine sugar
In a small saucepan, add the granulated white sugar (or you can use cane sugar), honey, and water. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and pour the cranberries into the simple sugar syrup mixture. Let them sit for 2 minutes. Simply syrup is always equal parts water and sugar.
Remove from the simple syrup mixture with a slotted spoon and toss with the powdered sugar. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Throw the remaining sugar away.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the cranberries for 3 minutes to set the sugar.
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool to room temperature. Serve these on a cheese board with all your other favorite snackable goodies. They make a beautiful garnish on charcuterie or cheese boards for the holidays.
For an added depth of flavor, sprinkle a little orange zest on this cranberry recipe at the end. That pop of citrus adds some great flavor.
This cranberries recipe is the perfect addition to any holiday table!
How long do these candied cranberries last?
Stored in the fridge, in an airtight container the leftover cranberries will last 3-5 days. It can depend on the freshness of the cranberries when you buy them too.
Some of my favorite ways to use them are in a festive cocktail. It makes the perfect garnish. They also look beautiful as sparkling cranberries next to floating candles in a votive glass.
Love Cranberries? Check Out These Other Mazing Cranberry Recipes
If you love cranberries as much as I do, you will want to check out these other fantastic cranberry recipes. Cranberries are so easy to work with and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Which will you make first this year?
- Cranberry BBQ Weenies
- Brie and Cranberry Tarts
- Cranberry Mayonnaise
- Cranberry Bundt Cake
- How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
- 1 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- In a saucepan, add the granulated sugar, honey, and water. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and pour the cranberries into the simple syrup mixture. Let them sit for 2 minutes.
- Remove from the simple syrup and toss with the powdered sugar. Place them on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the cranberries for 3 minutes to set the sugar.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g