Sparkling Cranberries

It's the sweetest time of year for sure—a time to indulge in all sorts of homemade pies, cakes and thoughtfully decorated cookies. And as much as we love cookies (see here), by the end of the season, we're happy to not have to look at another baked good for quite some time. Here's something a little different to throw in the mix of your next holiday soiree: sparkling cranberries. They're not as heavy as the rest of the desserts at the table, they're perfect for a little snack before or after a meal, and, by golly, they're sparkly—who could resist?


1 cup maple syrup

2 cups fresh cranberries

1 cup sugar


Cook maple syrup in a saucepan over medium-low heat (don't let it get too hot or the cranberries will pop). Remove from heat; stir in cranberries. Cover and chill 8–12 hours. Drain cranberries. Place sugar in a large bowl. Add 5 cranberries at a time, gently tossing to coat. Repeat until all are sparkly. Dry cranberries in a single layer on parchment paper. Serve in a cute dish.

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