Two Ingredient Sugared Cranberries
Easy two ingredient sugared cranberries are the perfect accompaniment to fancy desserts, charcuterie and cheese boards, or holiday snacking – the ultimate sweet-tart combination.
This right here is going to be the easiest post ever on Bunsen Burner Bakery. The easiest. Two ingredients.
Three, if you count water, which technically is an ingredient, but it probably flows freely from your kitchen faucet so you don’t have to obtain it separately. So we’ll go with two ingredients.
Sugar. Fresh cranberries. That’s it. One, two. And really, you get not just sugared cranberries, but also cranberry-flavored simple syrup and cranberry sugar out of the deal. So two ingredients, three recipes.
Now that is some math I can really support.
I originally made these with grand visions of fancy desserts, topped with heaping piles of sugared cranberries. But instead… we ate them.
Okay, not all of them, and I have a few recipes headed your way with starring some of these beauties, but far more went right into my mouth than I originally anticipated.
There is something so addictive about that sugary sweet, sour tart, “pop!” from each bite. So, so, delicious.
My best friend Mark nailed the sugared cranberry dilemma: do you go for the big cranberries or the little ones? The big ones have more of a juicy pop and the delicious cranberry tartiness. The little ones have more sugary coating.
Personally, I like the big ones (tart for LIFE over here).
I also served this on our charcuterie board, and they were a huge hit. Cured meats, fancy cheeses, some black lava cashews, and a sprinkle of sparkling sugared cranberries. A little sweet to pair with all that savory.
Someone likened these sugared cranberries to gourmet sour patch kids. I dig it.
Most importantly, save the simple syrup after tossing the cranberries and save the sugar you use to coat the cranberries. Hello – cranberry flavored simple syrup, perfect for drinks. And cranberry flavored sugar, perfect for baking. Win-win!
Delicious Uses for Sugared Cranberries:
- as a topping on Lemon Pie Bars
- on top of a Soft Pretzel French Toast Casserole
- in Cranberry Lime Bars
- as a garnish for Cranberry Cider Champagne Punch