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Sweet and tangy sugared cranberries make a surprising addition to candy bowls, your favourite apple pie recipe, cheesecake or baked brie.
3 cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
3 cups water
3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
1 cup superfine sugar
MIX sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves with water in a saucepan.
BRING to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves.
REMOVE from heat and pour into a bowl. Stir in cranberries.
COVER and refrigerate for about eight hours.
DRAIN cranberries. Reserve liquid, strain out cinnamon sticks and cloves and use as a simple syrup to add a holiday touch to cocktails.
PLACE superfine sugar in a bowl and gently toss in cranberries, coating evenly.
PLACE cranberries on a baking sheet to dry, about 1 to 2 hours. Store in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days or package for gift giving.