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Little glittering rubies of sweet-tart delight. A must for any holiday party!
This is a desperately simple but hugely impressive addition to a holiday party spread. Perfectly lovely on their own, but they would also make an elegant topping to cheesecake, a garnish for cocktails, and a pretty addition to cranberry lemonade.

Posted by Kristi @ 30 Pounds of Apples from Columbus, Ohio, United States • Published See Kristi @ 30 Pounds of Apples's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a fruit dessert. Sparkling Cranberries - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wash cranberries thoroughly and drain in a colander.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. Sparkling Cranberries - Step 2
    Step 2

    Combine 2 c sugar & water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and heat just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. Sparkling Cranberries - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour cranberries into a glass or metal dish, preferably with a lid. Pour the simple syrup over the cranberries. Place the lid on the bowl or cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator. Chill berries in the simple syrup overnight or for at least 8 hours.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. Sparkling Cranberries - Step 4
    Step 4

    After berries have chilled, pour into a colander and drain for about 10 minutes. Dump berries onto a medium cookie sheet. Sprinkle a bit of the 1/2 of sugar over the berries. Slide the cookie sheet back and forth over the surface of a table or counter so that the berries roll around in the sugar. Continue adding sugar a bit at a time to cover berries evenly and thoroughly. Allow berries to rest for 1-2 hours on the counter to allow the simple syrup to begin forming a hard shell. Sprinkle with additional sugar to cover any final sticky spots.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. Sparkling Cranberries - Step 5
    Step 5

    Serve as is, as a cocktail garnish, as a topping for cheesecake, or in any other way you can imagine. Keep refrigerated when not serving.

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