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How to Make Candied Cranberries

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

For me December is always a funny month, especially living in Florida. It's sunny and 75, but I am still relentlessly burning my Christmas scented candles and turn my AC down as low as I can bare at home. (maybe I'm crazy but this is how us Florida people have to get in the spirit!)

Christmas lights are also a huge tradition for me and my family. You bet my palm trees are tastefully wrapped in lights, and you better believe I am a full supporter of a good bush light.

Now that you've heard a few of my Florida Christmas traditions, I am here to share a new one I've started this year.

Candied. Cranberries.

Cranberries can be very daunting. I immediately think cranberry sauce, and if we're being honest I don't even care for the sauce on my turkey. However I know these little berries are seasonal so I wanted to capitalize on having them fresh. A quick google search and I was flooded with cranberry recipes, and the idea of making candied cranberries immediately caught my eye.

So much so that I made a batch and there's no going back now!

These red little gems are the PERFECT pop of color for my cheese boards, so I can assure you they will be make appearances through the month of December .

Here are the easy steps to making candied cranberries at home!

Step 1:

- Combine 1/2 Cup Water and 1/2 Cup Sugar in sauce pan over medium heat

- Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear

Step 2:

- Add in cranberries!

- Stir and toss for 1 minute

Step 3:

- Remove cranberries from sauce pan and place on cookie cooling rack

*Pro tip - set this up over a cookie sheet with some foil for an easy clean up

Step 4:

- Let cranberries dry for 1 hour

Step 5:

- Using 2 cups of sugar in a bowl, add in the cranberries and toss to coat in sugar

Step 4:

- Put cranberries in glass bowl and store for up to 3 days!

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