Friday, December 3, 2010

Sugared Cranberries - Caity

Every year my family hosts a bunch of other families  to have a Gingerbread House Party in December. All the kids decorate a gingerbread house (we have made 28+ houses some years!) and all the adults slurp down a variety of soups--always 6-7 different kinds, all of which are delicious (soup recipes to come one day!). 

My mom's friend, Julie, usually brings a bunch of these sugared cranberries to the party every year and now my sister, Erin, is addicted. Of all things to be addicted to, cranberries are a good one. Especially these cranberries. Yum! 

I suggest making more than one batch. They tend to disappear within hours. 

what you'll need:

 2 cups granulated sugar (aka regular sugar)
 2 cups water
 2 cups fresh cranberries at room temperature
 3/4 cup superfine sugar (aka Baker's sugar)

Combine granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring mixture until sugar dissolves.  Bring to a simmer; remove from heat.   

Don't let the water boil or the cranberries may pop when you put them in.

    Stir in cranberries.

Drain the cranberries in a colander and set over a bowl, saving the sugary water if you want. 

Put the superfine sugar in a shallow dish.

Add the cranberries, rolling to coat each one with sugar.

Spread the sugared cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or until dry. I have a hard time with this part but do your best!!! 

Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a week.

    1 comment:

    1. yummmmy! This is Leskas friend Lindsey, I remember the first time I had these yummy treats at Leskas house and my mouth waters just thinking about them!!! Whoever thought to cover cranberries in sugar (not sure if Julie came up with it or not!!) was a GENIUS!