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The most tart cranberries, coated in a sweet syrup then tossed in sugar, making the most beautiful (and delicious!) holiday plate decor. I love putting these sugared cranberries on the Thanksgiving and Christmas tables, on top of my Christmas pies, or just in little bowls around the house in case anyone wants to try a tart treat.
Little bites of sweet/tart heaven, heading to your kitchen! See below for the perfect Thanksgiving and Christmas decoration. You can eat them, but if they’re too tart for your liking, just use them as cute little decorations on your serving plates or desserts.
I like to use them on a few different things. I always include them as decor on the Thanksgiving turkey plate for a little cute sugary sweet on the side, and usually have them laying around in my teensy candy dishes around Christmastime. I've popped a few in champagne over New Years Eve for a festive flair. But, what won't surprise you, is my favorite way to use these is decor on- you guessed it- desserts! I love using these on my Cranberry Vanilla Custard Pie, any cakes I make over the holidays, or even just decorating the dessert plate with these! They're delicious (if you're not afraid of a little bit of tartness), and so dang cute.
Cranberries: You can usually find fresh cranberries at the grocery store around the holiday season, so keep your eye out as you're going through the fruit and vegetable aisles! If you're wanting to make these out of season, you can often find them frozen, too.
Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Other recipes you might like:
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 1 cup sugar split
- Heat ⅔ cup sugar and ¼ cup water on the stove until thick, stirring often. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Stir cranberries into sugar mixture and coat well. Place cranberries on a baking sheet or cooling rack and let dry for an hour.
- Put remaining ½ cup sugar into a bowl. Put coated cranberries into the sugar bowl in batches, tossing to cover in sugar.
- Place in an airtight container to store.
Did you make these sugared cranberries? I want to know! Post it on social media, tag @battersandblessings, and add #battersandblessings so I can see your creation 🙂