5 from 2 votes
Fresh cranberries covered with sugar.
Sugared Cranberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Fresh cranberries covered with sugar.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry garnish, sugar covered cranberries, sugared cranberries
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  1. Place water in a small sauce pot along with 1/2 cup of sugar over medium heat. Stir sugar and water.

  2. Place remain 1/4 cup of sugar in a bowl to use for coating the berries later.

  3. When sugar in sauce pot dissolves, remove from heat. Do not bring water mixture to a boil. You want it just warm enough to dissolve the sugar.

  4. Place cranberries in warm sugar mixture. Let set for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove cranberries from water with a slotted spoon. Place cranberries on a baking rack. Allow to dry. This may take up to one hour.

  6. When berries are fully dried, place in bowl of sugar. Do a few berries at a time so they don't stick to each other. Roll berries around in sugar. Carefully remove and place back on baking rack to dry.

  7. Allow berries to dry for an additional hour. Use berries or store in a covered container for up to two days.

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Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sugared Cranberries
Amount Per Serving (4 Cranberries)
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.