Sparkling Cranberries

Rounding out this year’s Christmas baking, I decided to try making these sparkling cranberries.  Mine don’t look quite as uniformly coated as those in the photo on that site (the sugar is a bit clumpy on mine), but then again I didn’t use the slightly chunkier sugar that they recommended.  Hopefully, as with meringue, I’ll get better at making these too.I still think they look pretty good:

Sparking cranberries

Sparkling cranberries in a jar

I have to say that this recipe wastes *a lot* of sugar, both in the form of the sugar water that you soak the cranberries in and in sugar that falls off the berries by the end of the drying period.  But they are so Christmas-y!