Sparkling Cranberries are the perfect addition to your holiday table. To impress your crowd this Thanksgiving, check out How to make Sparkling Cranberries.
Do you want a simple, yet beautiful little holiday treat for your seasonal gatherings? I like to make things that are quick & easy & yet look so incredibly special.
It doesn’t take all day in the kitchen to create something that is a show stopper at your next party.
This Sparkling Cranberries recipe gets people oohing & ahhing over just how pretty & tasty they are.
I love creating beautiful recipes for the holiday season. Each year I pick something really special to prepare for the day.
One of my absolute favorites is this recipe for Sparkling Cranberries.
It doesn’t take a lot of prep time, but you do have to plan ahead because these have to soak for 3 days before they are ready.
Sparkling Cranberries Recipe
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Soaking them in the syrup overnight makes them sweet & simply wonderful.
I’m telling you, these sugared cranberries are so perfect for the holiday season. Everyone just loves them and they are so pretty.
Here are some commonly asked questions
Why do I have to soak the cranberries for so long?
Cranberries are pretty tough. It takes a lot to really soak in and cut that tartness they are known for. So please plan ahead and make sure you can soak these for the full 3 days prior to rolling in the sugar.
What can I use these Sugared Cranberries for?
I mainly lke to use these for decoration on the Thanksgiving table. But I have also used them to garnish our desserts like cake, cupcakes and frosted brownies. They make a big impact.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SPARKLING CRANBERRIES?
- Rinse cranberries.
- Heat water & sugar until sugar is dissolved
- Allow to come to room temperature.
- Pour mixture over cranberries.
- Cover & refrigerate 3 days.
- Strain out cranberries.
- Roll sticky cranberries in granulated sugar and allow to dry at room temperature.
To make this recipe you will need…
- granulated sugar
- fresh cranberries
Can I use frozen cranberries?
Yes, absolutely, that will work just fine. No need to thaw them first, the soaking will take care of that as they sit.
I love that these make such a pretty garnish on top of a dessert or scattered on the buffet table.
Products I love when making sparkling cranberries…
This sugared cranberry recipe is SUPER delicious – and if you’re like me this time of year, then you maybe already have some of these items on hand OR maybe you have never made sugared cranberries before, & you might be a bit nervous – but you’re going to love them. I have made a list below of the things I absolutely can’t live without when it comes to making this special recipe.
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Cranberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar + more for coating later
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups cranberries
Rinse cranberries & set aside.
In medium saucepan heat 1 cup water & 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved & liquid is warm. Do not boil.
Remove from heat & allow to come to room temperature. (cranberries will pop if the syrup is too hot)
Once syrup is cool- pour over cranberries & place something on top of the cranberries to hold them down in the syrup since they will naturally float.
Cover & refrigerate 3 days.
Once your cranberries have soaked for allotted time – strain out cranberries in colander & reserve the syrup for another recipe.
Roll sticky cranberries in granulated sugar and allow to dry at room temperature.
Transfer syrup to an airtight container & store at room temperature.