These frosted cranberries or sugared cranberries are a beautiful holiday garnish or tasty treat for family and friends during the holiday season.
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I just love fresh cranberries. I have always loved fresh cranberry sauce more than the kind that comes in a can. So when I first saw this recipe for sugared cranberries I just had to try it. You would think that the frosted cranberries are really sour, but they are not, they are the perfect combination of sour and sweet.
Frosted Cranberries Recipe
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
Place the orange juice and 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cranberries. Place a lid on the pan and let the cranberries sit in the orange juice and sugar mixture for about 10 minutes.
Remove the cranberries from the syrup with a slotted spoon and place them on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
*Note: You can save the sugar syrup to use again to make more sugared cranberries later or to use in another recipe.
The cranberries will be sticky. You want to let them dry for about an hour, then you can roll them in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
That’s it! The longer you let them sit, the drier they will get. I like them a little on the crunchy side.
These are great just for eating, but you can also use them as a garnish for cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and other holiday treats. You can also use a needle and thread and string them together to make a beautiful holiday garland.
These frosted cranberries will not store for a long period of time, so if you are planning to eat them it’s best to prepare them just a couple days in advance.
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