I hope everyone had a happy holiday! This is another one of those recipes that's been getting rave reviews around the internet lately. I had a bag of cranberries in the freezer, which I thawed to make these sugared cranberries. This recipe is really simple - a warm sugar syrup is poured over cranberries, which then marinate in the liquid overnight. The sugar syrup should not be boiling - you don't want the cranberries to pop. The next day, the liquid is drained away and the berries are rolled in superfine sugar to coat. I didn't have any superfine sugar in the house, so I ran some regular granulated sugar through the food processor. It seemed to work just fine. The sugared cranberries need at least an hour to dry - I let mine set up for the better part of a day.
For such a simple recipe, the end result is exceptionally delicious. The soak in the sugar syrup tames the bitterness of the cranberries, and the sugar coating is a crunchy contrast. You've been warned - these are extremely addictive.