Step 1: Ingredients
- one 12 oz bag fresh cranberries, picked through and any bad ones removed
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 additional cup of sugar for rolling the cranberries in
You'll also want some baking sheets or parchment paper and a small saucepan. And something sharp to prick the berries. I'm using a toothpick.
Step 2: Make the Simple Syrup and Prick the Berries
While the simple syrup is doing its thing, prick each cranberry with a toothpick or another small and sharp instrument.
(This sounds like overkill, but it allows the simple syrup to really penetrate the cranberries.)
Step 3: Combine and Let Sit Overnight
Let the syrup cool for a bit, and then cover and put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. I put a piece of plastic wrap over mine to make sure everything stayed submerged. :D
Step 4: Strain the Berries and Add to the Sugar
Pour one cup of sugar onto a rimmed baking sheet and add the berries in small batches.
Step 5: Coat the Berries With Sugar
Also, bonus - look at the pretty cranberry simple syrup you've got now. YEAH! :D The simple syrup will stay good for a couple months in the fridge - just keep it covered!