How to Make Sugared Cranberries for the Holidays

Have you ever made sugared cranberries? Well, if you haven’t, the Holidays are the time to try this super simple two-ingredient recipe out! Oh yeah, you read that right – those beautiful sparkling cranberries you see all over holiday displays and Christmas desserts (including our farmhouse-inspired winter wonderland holiday dinner party) – they’re made of just TWO ingredients, can be thrown together in no time, and can be stored days before the holiday festivities.

They also just make everything look festive and beautiful for the holidays!

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Sparkling sugared cranberries are tart and sweet and perfect for holiday snacking, dressing up desserts, cheese plates, in holiday themed cocktails, the list goes on and on.

How to make sparkling sugared cranberries for the Holidays that are super simple to make (just two ingredients!) and perfect for dressing up desserts, cheese boards, and cocktails! | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Read on for the recipe …

How to make sparkling sugared cranberries for the Holidays that are super simple to make (just two ingredients!) and perfect for dressing up desserts, cheese boards, and cocktails! | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

How to Make Sugared Cranberries for the Holidays

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sugar, divided
1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring over heat until sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in cranberries until well coated. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cranberries to a wire rack and allow to dry for at least 1 hour.
  2. Working in batches, roll the cranberries (they will be sticky) in remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar until well coated. Allow to dry for at least 1 hour.
  3. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

How to make sparkling sugared cranberries for the Holidays that are super simple to make (just two ingredients!) and perfect for dressing up desserts, cheese boards, and cocktails! | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Recipe adapted via Damn Delicious

How to make sparkling sugared cranberries for the Holidays that are super simple to make (just two ingredients!) and perfect for dressing up desserts, cheese boards, and cocktails! | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Truly, sugared cranberries are totally festive and SO much simpler to make than you ever imagined!

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If you make these sparkling sugared cranberries this holiday season, be sure to let me know in the comments or tag me in your creations (@glitterinclexi) when you share to social media! I love seeing what you make.

Photos by Annie Watts Photography


Lexi

22 comments


  1. Leah

    they are so pretty! I am making a cranberry cake for christmas so this is perfect for the topping!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  2. Kim

    These are the perfect way to make any cocktail festive during the holidays. I have a bag of cranberries in my fridge and you have inspired me to make some of the sugared variety this weekend!

    xoxo,
    Kim
    http://www.champagneistablog.com

  3. Anna English

    You seriously have the most delicious food posts (and photos!) Teach me your ways… 🙂

  4. Emily

    I think I just pinned every pic from this post, haha! These are gorgeous – so festive and delicious looking!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    • Lexi

      Yay! It’s such a simple recipe but they’re just so darn pretty and festive. <3

  5. Greta

    This is one of my favorite holiday treats! So easy to make too!

  6. Ruthie Ridley

    You always have such fun recipes!! Love this one! Perfect for this time of year!!

  7. Teresa

    These look so delicious! And they seem simple enough to make! I think I’m going to try them this holiday season.

  8. mindy

    This looks so gorgeous! They make the perfect little gift too!

  9. jessica

    I love a good sugared cranberry. They’re so festive!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  10. These looks so great, who knew they were so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Brooke

    Love this..what an easy thing to do and they look so beautiful, thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

  12. Nina

    I don’t even know if I like these but they’re so pretty that I’ve got to give them a try!

    xx Nina
    http://www.theHSSfeed.com

  13. Alie

    These looks oh so delicious!!

  14. Zoe

    I was just looking on pinterest for a sugared cranberry recipe before I saw this! These are soo pretty to display on food and drinks!

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