Whole cranberries, washed
Make simple syrup by combining equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil while stirring and dissolving all the sugar, and then let it cool. You will need enough syrup to cover the amount of cranberries you want to sugar (i.e., if you have 2 cups of cranberries, make e cups of simple syrup.)
Soak cranberries in simple syrup for at least 5 hours, or overnight. Drain the cranberries and save the syrup for making drinks, if desired. Put the cranberries in a large zip-top bag with white sugar and shake to coat. Start with a samll amount of sugar and slowly add more until all the berries are coated.
Spread the cranberries out on a cookie sheet to dry in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Uses for Sugared Cranberries
1. Eat them just the way they are.
2. Use them on cakes or any other holiday baked treats.
3. Put them in jars and give them as gifts.
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