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Sparkling Cranberries

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Little glittering rubies of sweet-tart delight. A must for your holiday spread.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cranberries, Picked Through, Removing Berries With Soft Spots
  • 2-½ cups Granulated Sugar, Divided
  • 2 cups Water

Preparation

Wash cranberries thoroughly and drain in a colander. Combine 2 cups sugar and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and heat just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Pour cranberries into a glass or metal dish, preferably with a lid. Pour the simple syrup over the cranberries. Place the lid on the bowl or cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator. Chill berries in the simple syrup overnight or for at least 8 hours.

After berries have chilled, pour into a colander and drain for about 10 minutes. Dump berries onto a medium cookie sheet. Sprinkle a bit of the remaining 1/2 of sugar over the berries. Slide the cookie sheet back and forth over the surface of a table or counter so that the berries roll around in the sugar. Continue adding sugar a bit at a time to cover berries evenly and thoroughly. Allow berries to rest for 1-2 hours on the counter to allow the simple syrup to begin forming a hard shell. Sprinkle with additional sugar to cover any final sticky spots.

Serve as-is, as a cocktail garnish, as a topping for cheesecake, or in any other way you can imagine. Keep refrigerated when not serving.

Adapted from Tokyo Terrace.

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adeline on 12.14.2012

So pretty !
I can just taste them now….really love cranberries.
Thanks for sharing a great idea

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