Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sugared Cranberry Slices

I made these to decorate my Cranberry-Orange Cupcakes.  I figured that since it's Thanksgiving, I should go a little above and beyond.

It's essentially cranberry slices steeped in a simple syrup and then dusted with sugar.  Simple, yet eye-catching.


½ cup demerara or raw sugar
½ cup water
½ cup sliced cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/8 cup fine sugar


Bonus action shot.  Oh, yeah.
Combine demerara sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Bring the mixture to a simmer and remove from heat.

Stir in the sliced cranberries. Pour mixture into a small bowl and cover. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. 

Drain the cranberries in a colander over a bowl. Reserve steeping liquid, if desired (it's a great sweetener for iced tea). Place superfine sugar in a shallow dish. Add the cranberries, rolling to coat with sugar. Spread sugared cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature 1 hour or until dry.


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