Recipe: Sugared Cranberries

Whether atop a pie or dropped in a cocktail, nothing is quite as festive for Thanksgiving as sugared cranberries. But don’t leave those tart little (and antioxidant-packed) gems for the pros–here is a simple and scrumptious way to make them at home.

P.S. Parents and teachers can visit Creating with Cranberries for a fun and interactive enter-to-win contest this holiday season.  

Sugared Cranberries

2 C granulated sugar

1 T water

1 12-ounce package of Ocean Spray Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

1 egg white

Rinse fresh or frozen cranberries with cold water in a colander. Drain well and set aside. Make an egg white wash by whisking one egg white and one tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Pour some granulated sugar on a plate or shallow bowl. Dip cranberries, one at a time, in egg wash, then roll in sugar. Place coated berries on sheet of waxed paper to dry. Continue to create the desired amount of berries.

Note: Sugared cranberries arranged with mint leaves look spectacular on top of cakes, brie crostini or place a few sugared cranberries on individual servings of cake, pies or tortes.

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