Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sugared cranberries

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.

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Such beautiful cranberries!!

Judy said...

I haven't seen this anywhere -- what a great idea! They look very inviting. PS I never buy superfine sugar -- I always just run the sugar through the FP.

Reeni said...

They look so pretty! YUM!!

Katie said...

Ooh yum thanks for the recipe! Must try these out... they'd be good in anything!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love cranberries. I'm going to have to buy some and give this a try!

Ana Powell said...

Hi Sarah
I found this recipe just lovely and I`ve copied the recipe.
Best wishes for New Year
Ana x

Tiffany said...

Oooh! Those look good. I've never seen that recipe before, but I can see how they would be addictive.

Teri said...

Sara - Thanks for visiting my cooking website. I'm glad I found yours. Can't wait to try some of the recipes!

Bunny said...

These are pretty as well as good, thanks for the recipe!

ConsiderEatz! said...

These babies sounds fabulous, what a beautiful presentation as well! :) Happy Holidays!
-C

Psychgrad said...

Anything coated in sugar is trouble.. They look really pretty.

Pam said...

I've never had these before but they look and sound amazing. Great post!

Tyrone said...

While I'm sure these are a great holiday treat, they look so good, I'd like to have them all year.

Robin Sue said...

I have never had these. They look beautiful. Will have to try for next year for sure!

Cathy said...

What a terrific idea. I love cranberries and am always looking for new ways to prepare them.

Elra said...

Hello Sara,
Such a great idea for cranberry.
Cheers,
Elra

Anonymous said...

Tried the recipe- these little "babies" pop tartness into a sugary base! Great combination. Thanks.

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

What a festive treat! I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

These were awesome!! Added them to my cereal in the morning.

Melissa said...

So pretty! These might be good on a bowl of honey bunches of oats.

The Blonde Duck said...

I might have to take a break from my no-sugar diet to snack on these...

Sara said...

These look delicious! I have a bag of cranberries in my freezer, and I now have a plan for them...

Yasmeen said...

mmm..Sweet and tart,love it:)

Jaime said...

i saw these on myrecipes.com and have been wanting to try them! they look great!

Tina said...

Nice bowl!!

Malar Gandhi said...

First time here....you have a great collection dear.

Awesome....we make similar recipe with dates and almonds. Cranberry is not only a healthy choice but all leaves tangy-sweet taste to this recipe, right. Good one!

Grace said...

fabulous! this is the type of thing that's lovely as a garnish but easy enough to eat on its own. great treat, sara!

ttfn300 said...

wow, i'm intrigued. need to try them... :)