Friday, December 31, 2010

Frosted Cranberries

Come November and there are cranberries all around. As a part of Thanksgiving meal they become cranberry jelly or sauce. The leftover cranberries can be made into these frosted ones. Cranberry is a tart berry so the coating of sugar makes it a sweet and sour treat. I paired it with some pepper jack cheese cubes to add some spice and creaminess in the bite. I had made these last Christmas for a party I had hosted at home. The sugar I used was medium fine, too fine and you will not get the required texture and frosting, and too coarse will leave spots uncoated.

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar + additional for frosting
1 cup water 
1 1/2 cups cranberries

Put the sugar in a heavy bottom pan. Add water to it and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Slightly cool this simple syrup. Place the cranberries into this syrup and let it soak for 24 hours. Drain carefully and roll in the sugar. Work with small batches else the sugar will clump. Spread over a cookie sheet and allow to dry. When dry, roll once again in sugar to cover the remaining spots. Serve with cheese cubes and enjoy! 
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