Sugared Cranberries


Sugared fresh cranberries taste sour on the inside and sweet on the outside. Serve them in a glass bowl as a Christmas snack or stick them on toothpicks and poke them into an apple as a fun Christmas decoration.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
11 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 20 mins
20 servings


  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for coating

  • 1 fluid ounce water

  • 7 ounces fresh cranberries


  1. Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool until lukewarm. Add cranberries to syrup and carefully stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Sprinkle a baking sheet with sugar and line a second baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Drain cranberries well and spread out onto the sugar-covered baking sheet. Roll in the sugar and transfer cranberries to the parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Allow to dry for 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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