How to Make Sugared Cranberries

You need just two ingredients to make these simple Sugared Cranberries! Use them to garnish drinks, serving platters, cakes, and more.

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Sugared cranberries — also called candied cranberries, sugar-coated cranberries, or frosted cranberries — are fresh cranberries that have been coated in sugar. When made properly, they wind up looking like perfect little Christmas ornaments.


1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup granulated sugar.


2. Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until the mixture is simmering and the sugar has dissolved.


3. Remove the pan from the heat and cool the simple syrup to room temperature.

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