Spiced Sugared Cranberries

spiced sugared cranberries 4I love cranberries this time of year.  They have a wonderful flavor and they have such a pretty color.  Just right for the holidays.  Last year I tried something new by making Spiced Sugared Cranberries.  They were amazing!  What a pop of sweet and sour flavor.  They will surely make your mouth tingle and then you will reach for another one.  

spiced sugared cranberries 3They also make such a beautiful presentation.  The deep ruby red colors dusted with sugar make them look snow kissed.  I like to put these out on a dessert table as an option for a sweet.  Place them in a silver dish and they will make any table look elegant.

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These Spiced Sugared Cranberries are perfect to serve at any Thanksgiving or Christmas function.  Trust me when I say that they will draw a lot of attention.  They are beautiful to look at and wonderful to eat.  Plus they are so different from all the other traditional sweets that they are sure to stand out.  People will definitely be asking you for the recipe so be sure to print one out below.

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Spiced Sugared Cranberries


  • Simple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 oz bag cranberries

Dusting Sugar

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. In a sauce pan combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Stirring until sugar is all dissolved about 2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and let cool about 5 minutes
  5. Place cranberries in a bowl
  6. Pour the simple syrup over the cranberries and mix well until all the berries are coated
  7. Transfer the berries to another bowl with a slotted spoon
  8. In a small bowl combine the Dusting sugar ingredients
  9. Mix well
  10. Sprinkle over the cranberries
  11. Carefully stir to coat all the berries with the sugar.
  12. Spread out on parchment paper and let dry for 1 hour
  13. Enjoy!
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