Easy Sugared Cranberries


easy sugared cranberries are perfect to use as a garnish

I’m that girl, the one that likes sparkly fruit for the top of cakes or to eat by the handful or to simply put in a bowl to use as garnish where needed. Well let’s face it the holidays are not complete without sugared cranberries. We all need a solution to bring easy sugared cranberries to life. I got it and I’m sharing it with you.


  • 1 – cup water
  • 1- cup sugar and an extra 1/2 cup for dusting.
  • 3 – cups fresh cranberries


  1. In a medium saucepan over a medium low flame add water and 1 cup of sugar. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture becomes a syrup.
  2. Remove pan from flame then allow syrup to cool to room temperature. Set to the side.
  3. Rinse fresh cranberries under running water until cleaned, and drained.
  4. Add cranberries to syrup and mix to ensure all cranberries are coated in syrup.cranberries soaking in syrup
  5. Using a slotted spoon remove syrup coated cranberries from pan and place on a cooling rack for one hour to allow them to dry off a little and become a bit more on the sticky side. cranberries drying off
  6. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to a bowl.
  7. Then working in small batches add cranberries into the bowl of sugar. rolling-cranberries-in-sugar
  8. Using a fork cover the cranberries in sugar, then remove from sugar and place them back on the cooling rack to dry for a minimum of an hour but ideally overnight.easy sugared cranberries in progress
  9. Use as you wish!
  10. Enjoy!