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Candied Cranberries

These simple to make candied cranberries are the perfect beautiful decoration for any Christmas or winter dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
resting time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied cranberries, cranberry decorations, sugared cranberries
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 cup granulated sugar you will use 1/2 for the simple syrup, then 1/2 cup for coating
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cranberries


  • Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. On low heat dissolve the sugar. You will want to keep this below a boil.
    Once the sugar is dissolved, pour over your cranberries. Mix well.
    Spread the cranberries over a cooling rack and allow them to sit for 45 minutes- 1 hour.
    Add the cranberries to a bowl and pour over about 1/3 cup of sugar. Mix to coat with the sugar. Allow them to sit for a few minutes. Then sprinkle over the rest of the sugar and mix carefully again.
    They are ready to use! It is best to use these within 24 hours as they can get a little weepy.
    Now, sit back and enjoy these beauties. You deserve it!