Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Sugared Cranberries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Sugared cranberries are a natural sweet-tart delight. Letting the cranberries cool in a sugar syrup slightly sweetens them and builds a coating all around the berries for the crunchy sugar to stick to. Use them to garnish a pie or cake or just serve on their own.


  1. Bring 1 cup each water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1 cup cranberries and a few strips of lemon zest, then remove from the heat and let cool; drain. Thinly slice the zest. Put 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a pie plate; add the cranberries and zest and toss. Let set, 1 hour, shaking the dish occasionally.