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Frosted Cranberries

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These sugar-coated cranberries are incredibly easy to make and taste desserts to the next level! Great as a garnish on cupcakes, cakes, pies, and other Christmas desserts.

Sweet and Sour Treat

Cranberries have a naturally bitter or sour taste and rolling these them into sugar to frost them balances the flavors.

A platter of frosted cranberries.

These sugar-frosted cranberries taste delicious on top of pies, cupcakes, and even in holiday drinks.

3 Ingredient Garnish

There are only 3 ingredients used to make these sugared cranberries. Water, granulated sugar, and the cranberries are needed to make this recipe.

A large skillet is used to combine the water and 1/2 cup of the sugar. On medium-low heat, the sugar heated and allowed to dissolve.

A platter of frosted cranberries.

This step doesn’t take very long and once the sugar has dissolved the cranberries are added to the mixture and tossed to coat.

Straining the liquid from the cranberries comes next. Either a colander or the use of a slotted spoon is helpful in this process.

Frosted Cranberry Recipes

Frosted cranberries are a wonderful garnish for this Cranberry Bundt Cake by Beyond the Chicken Coop. This beautiful bundt cake is perfect for your holiday dinners.

The flavors of cranberries pair well with flavors of orange. These Cranberry Orange Cupcakes from Just a Little Bit of Bacon are frosted with cream cheese and garnished with frosted cranberries.

Frosted cranberries in a small mason jar.

Cranberries and dark chocolate another perfect match and this Dark Chocolate Tart from Le Petit Eats is gluten and dairy-free.

Cheesecakes are a classic Holiday dessert and this Mini Cranberry Orange Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Flavor the Moments is a great individual treat for party guests.

This recipe for Frosted Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes is made by yours truly. The cupcakes are made using melted white chocolate and the buttercream frosting is made with melted white chocolate as well. Topping these cupcakes are topped with frosted cranberries – it’s a perfect balance of sweet and sour!

Frosted Cranberries

Frosted Cranberries

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

These sugar-coated cranberries are incredibly easy to make and taste desserts to the next level! Great as a garnish on cupcakes, cakes, pies, and other Christmas desserts.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag of cranberries, rinsed.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, for frosting

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet combine the 1/2 cup of water and the 1/2 cup of sugar together. Dissolve the sugar over medium-low heat and add the cranberries and toss with the sugar mixture.
  2. Remove the cranberries from the saucepan using a slotted spoon and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Place the 1 cup of granulated sugar in a large bowl and add the cranberries a bit at a time.
  4. Toss in the granulated sugar and allow them to dry before adding to desserts or serving.

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