Happy Friday! Or should I say, happy “less than one week until Christmas”?! 😀 Matt and I have been scrambling to get ourselves packed up to go down to Niagara for the holidays to visit our families. This includes clothes and hygienic products (enough for at least 2 weeks), baked goods and serve ware for a Christmas Eve party, presents for parents, grandparents, siblings, nephews AND everything that Mocha requires to live. Yes, our vehicle is going to be jam packed, and our cat is going to hate the car ride even more.
So, to take a break from all the packing, I wanted to stop and post these deliciously sweet AND tart sugared cranberries. “Sparking Cranberries”, if you will 😉 .
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 cups cranberries
3/4 cups sugar
1.) Rinse cranberries and set aside.
2.) In medium saucepan, heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil.
3.) Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
4.) Once syrup is cool, put cranberries in a bowl with a lid, and pour syrup on top of cranberries.
5.) Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.
6.) Once cranberries have soaked for allotted time, drain them with a colander. Syrup can be reserved for other recipes, if so desired.
7.) Pat cranberries dry with a paper towel. They should be tacky, not wet.
8.) Pour 3/4 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl.
9.) Working with small batches at a time (3-4 cranberries), roll cranberries in bowl of sugar.
10.) Place sugar coated cranberries on either a baking sheet or cooling rack and allow sugar to set. Approximately several hours. Store at room temperature.
Some recipes for your sparkling cranberries include:
…And that’s not all!
Okay, I’m done. But aren’t they so pretty?! And such great recipes, too.
Sparkling cranberries are SO simple and can really add that wow factor at your next holiday party! They are also perfect for snacking on or for dressing up a dessert. I like being able to make something that can be so quick and easy, and yet looks incredibly special. This recipe is bound to get people oohing and ahhing over just how pretty and tasty they are. They’re sure to be a show stopper at your next get together!