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Sugared Cranberries Recipe

This Sugared Cranberries Recipe, a beautiful, tasty, and easy addition to any holiday party!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 servings (2 cups)
Calories 85kcal
Author Lisa


  • 12 oz cranberries (1 bag) fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • ½ cup water


How to make sugared cranberries:

  • Rinse cranberries and remove any soft or bad cranberries.
  • In a medium sized saucepot combine ½ cup sugar and the water. Over medium heat stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
    dissolving sugar in water
  • Stir in the cranberries until well coated.
    coating cranberries in sugar syrup
  • Using a slotted spoon transfer to a wire rack or parchment lined baking sheet and allow cranberries to dry for an hour.
    cranberries on wire rack
  • After an hour, roll the cranberries in the remaining sugar. Best to do this in batches so you can get the cranberries well coated.
    rolling cranberries in sugar
  • Serve in a bowl or stick on toothpicks for a tasty cocktail stirrer!
    sugared cranberries in dish



Tips and Tricks
  • I've made this with fresh and frozen cranberries and it turns out delicious with both. The batch made with frozen cranberries didn't last quite as long (meaning they didn't stay as firm as the batch with the fresh cranberries).


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg