Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Orange Candied Cranberries

How to make candied cranberries for a snack or garnish | Cooking on the Front Burner

Tis the season for cranberries - whether you like them fresh or as craisins, they are easy to find now so get them while you can!  I decided to make these Orange Candied Cranberries for a couple reasons.  Last Christmas Eve my friend brought these to our annual feast and I really liked them a lot.  Sweet and tangy at the same time!  So this year as I was making some cranberry recipes (post coming soon), I had some leftover and decided to whip up a batch myself.

Not only are these good to snack on but I think these would make a great garnish on a cheesecake, cake or cupcakes.  They are easy to do and look really festive for this time of year!

Orange Candied Cranberries

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight chilling time
Yield about 1 1/2 cups
Inspired by Spicy Perspective
  • 1 1/2 cups whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp orange liqueur (triple sec or contrineau) (or orange extract)
  • 1 cup of sugar (for rolling)
  1. In a medium saucepan combine 1 1/4 cup sugar, liqueur and water.
  2. Heat over medium stirring until sugar is dissolved but not too hot
  3. Add the berries, stir and cover with a plate and weight it down
  4. Keep in refrigerator overnight
  5. Place 1 cup sugar on a large plate
  6. Remove berries with a strainer and roll berries until coated
  7. Place berries on parchment paper until dry (about 2 hours)
  8. Keep these stored in a covered container in a cool spot
  9. Will keep for about 10 days
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While I really liked these, I can't say the DIY Guy was a fan so these won't be making the cut to bring into his work....  I'll have to send in another treat.

How to make candied cranberries for a snack or garnish | Cooking on the Front Burner

Hmmmm... my snowman is studying these intently!  He looks perplexed :) but I think he is cracking a smile!

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  1. This is SO clever! Perfect for a cake garnish.

  2. I have been thinking about candied cranberries and cannot wait to try them!

  3. Deb, These look beautiful with the sugary coating. Pinned! Joan-MyCookieClinic

  4. These look amazing! I'd love to have you link them up to this week's Party Time Link Party!

  5. These look beautiful and I have to give a try.

  6. How beautiful I must try this! I have never seen cranberries candied before.

  7. These are so pretty! I've never tried them, but now I want to!

  8. I was just thinking about doing some candied cranberries this morning!! For real I was then I saw your amazing recipe! Totally pined!

  9. Who knew candied cranberries were so simple to make?! I've been seeing these everywhere and cannot wait to make them! ^_^

    Thank you for sharing. xo

  10. These are SO pretty and I love the orange twist!!!

  11. Really beautiful, Deb- thank you for sharing the recipe with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

  12. Hi Deb,
    Your Orange Candied Cranberries are just beautiful and would be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Hi ! We put up a list of the TOP 100 best Christmas recipes for 2015. Your recipe was also included on this list. Go check it out at: Greetings, Veronique and Marco from


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