These Vanilla Rum Sugared Cranberries are fun to simply pop in your mouth and eat and make a great garnish in cocktails! Festive, delicious and totally poppable.
Course Desserts and Sweets
Keyword cranberry recipes, homemade sugared cranberries, sugared cranberries, vanilla rum
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 3minutes
Total Time 1day8minutes
Author Nicole Cook
2 ½cupsgranulated sugardivided
Bring clear rum and vanilla extract and 1 cup of sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Boil until sugar completed dissolves, about 2-3 minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool for ten minutes. Pour the cranberries into the pan and allow to cool completely (at least an hour).
Once cranberries are cool, transfer the cranberries and liquid to a sealed container and refrigerate for 1 day. 24 hours is best.
The following day, spread a cup and a half of sugar out on a large pan. Drain the cranberries. Its best to allow them to sit for 5-10 minutes to drain but don't go longer. They will dry and the sugar won't stick.
Toss a few cranberries at a time into the sugar, rolling and coating well. Place the sugar-coated cranberries on a baking sheet and allow to dry for at least an hour before serving.
These Vanilla Rum Sugared Cranberries keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container. After that they begin to get very soft. Great for sauce at that point.