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How To Make Sugared Cranberries – a quick and easy way (recipe) to make sugared cranberries at home. Festive and perfect for the holidays. 


While these sugared cranberries are perfect for topping cakes and other desserts, they are also great for snacking, if you are a fan of the tart-sweet combination.

Put them in a bowl and they can be a nice part of your holiday decor.

I’ll be very quick today, because I’m already in a holiday mood.

I decided to include this recipe, because I used these cranberries to top this beautiful Tangerine layer cake.


This is the first time I made sugared cranberries.

I’ll be honest – I’ve wanted to make them for a while, but don’t ask me why I did not.

I wanted to have them in a separate recipe on the blog, so I can easily link to them, since I’ll be using them in other recipes (mostly for decoration).


These scream “Christmas” to me!

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How To Make Sugared Cranberries
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How To Make Sugared Cranberries - a quick and easy way (recipe) to make sugared cranberries at home. Festive and perfect for the holidays.
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, (divided)
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a medium pot, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, stir so the sugar os dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Add cranberries, make sure they are covered (coated) with the simple syrup.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Transfer to a wire rack. Let the cranberries dry completely. It will take 1-2 hours.
  • Place 1 cup sugar (you may need more) in a bowl. Roll cranberries into the sugar, then transfer them to another bowl.


Calories: 116kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 5.7mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Sugared cranberries are SO pretty! I’ve always wanted to make them, yet have never tried them. I need to do this! Such an easy and delicious recipe, Mira! Thanks for sharing!

  2. They are so festive and a bowl of these look like a lovely table decoration and I need to make these.