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Sugared Cranberries

What’s frosty, festive, and screams “IT’S THE HOLIDAYS!”? Sugared cranberries, that’s what!

Luckily, sugared cranberries don’t literally scream, because that would be terrifying. Though now I admit I’m imagining a sugared cranberries x The Cranberries x Zombie situation and that’s … more than I should probably admit.

But I digress.

How to Make Sugared Cranberries

Sugared Cranberries are a high-impact, low-effort garnish that livens up everything from cocktails to galettes to Bûche De Noël (yule log cake), which I’m determined to master this Christmas.

So how do you make them? It’s SO EASY.

How to Make Sugared Cranberries


  • Fresh cranberries – throw out the shriveled ones; only the freshest, plumpest cranberries need apply!
  • Simple syrup – this acts as the “glue” for the sugar.
  • Granulated sugar – For the ultimate in sparkly, frosty goodness!
How to Make Sugared Cranberries

To make Sugared Cranberries, rinse and dry your cranberries. Then make your simple syrup, let it cool, and give the cranberries a roll in the simple syrup. After they’ve dripped and dried for awhile, you roll them in the granulated sugar. Frosty! Let them sit for awhile longer to dry, and you’ve got your sugared cranberries.

Sugared Cranberries holiday-up everything! A few years ago, I dotted this apple galette with a few. Instant festivity!

Scroll down for the full, printable recipe. I hope you give Sugared Cranberries a try this holiday season, that you love them as much as we do, and that you don’t imagine them screaming as I did, because

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