Sugared Cranberries.

These sugared cranberries are the perfect easy recipe for the upcoming Thanksgiving or holiday season, great as a side dish or garnish for your favorite dessert or cocktail,

Cranberries in some form or fashion are a quintessential staple for the Thanksgiving + holiday season. These sugared cranberries are absolutely beautiful, and so simple to make. I’m always looking for effortless ways to entertain + elevate and these certainly fit the bill. They add the perfect festive pop of color to your dessert or baked brie and are a beautiful accompaniment to a holiday cocktail. I just love the combination of the sweet sugar with the tart berries. Sometimes I just end up snacking on them all by themselves.

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Sugared Cranberries

Yield: 3 1/2 cups
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These easy treats are perfect for the holidays.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water

instructions:

How to cook Sugared Cranberries

  1. Bring one cup of the sugar and water to a simmer in a saucepan. Pour into a heat-proof mixing bowl and let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes. Begin to stir in the cranberries, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir the mixture a few times to make sure the cranberries are evenly coated in sugar.
  2. Remove the cranberries using a slotted spoon so that the mixture is left behind. Spread the cranberries across a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet. Using the leftover sugar, start coating the berries, flipping them so that all sides are covered.
  3. Next, roll the cranberries in a small bowl of sugar to give them an extra coat. The trick is to do multiple small layers so that the sugar does not clump up on the cranberries. Once the berries are coated, place them on the baking sheet and let them dry for about an hour. The sugar coated cranberries can be saved up to 3 day, if placed in an airtight container.
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Southern Pralines.

Arguably the most Southern of candies, pecan-filled pralines are both crunchy, creamy and perfectly sweet, making them absolutely irresistible.

Dating back to the 1750, pralines were first made by the French with almonds and white sugar. The Creoles of New Orleans soon found a superior alternative, using pecans and brown sugar instead. Today, it is considered a staple of Southern candies. And, undeniably one of my very favorites.

Pralines are also the perfect treat for the summer, because they take minimal effort and time. Try them when they are still warm — the brown sugar dissolves right on your tongue and melts in your mouth.

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Pralines

Yield: about 10 servings
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ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves, chopped 
  • Extra pecan halves for decoration

instructions:

How to cook Pralines

  1. Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Put the sugars, salt, corn syrup, milk, and butter in saucepan. Over medium heat, stir mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until sugars have dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook to a soft ball stage, approximately 236 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla and nuts, and beat with a spoon by hand for 2 minutes or until candy is slightly thick and begins to lose its shininess. Quickly drop heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper. Press extra pecan halves in center of candy. 
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Sprinkle the tops of the moist pralines with sea salt before they harden for a pleasant sweet and salty combination. Enjoy!


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