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Good morning! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? As I said I am lucky because we are going to a friends for dinner so I do not have to make anything, except dessert.
I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a great garnish for my holiday desserts and have seen candied or sugared cranberries for years but have never gotten around to making them.
These tasty berries are easy to make and are delicious! My husband eats them for snacks, he said they are the perfect mix of tart and sweet. As for me, I have been using them for garnish on cakes, pies, and more. You will see these berries popping up on my blogs over the next few weeks many times.
1 – 11/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
2 cup cranberries
In a saucepan over medium heat place 1/2 cup of sugar and the water, bring mixture to a simmer. Be sure to stir constantly to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved remove mixture from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Then add 1 cup of cranberries to the pan of simple syrup move around the berries to coat. Remove the berries with a slotted spoon and let dry on a wire rack over a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining cranberries and then remove them to dry with the others for an hour.
Place remaining sugar into a shallow bowl.
Take the berries a little at a time and add them to the bowl of sugar, move the berries around until coated with sugar. Scoop the berries up with a slotted spoon and let dry on rack until dries, repeat until all berries are coated.
Note: Store in the refrigerator, if moisture collects on the berries and the sugar comes off simply roll in a little more sugar.
I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends and of course all of the tasty food!
If you make these candied cranberries they would be delicious on this Eggnog Cheesecake!