Sugared cranberries

Sugared cranberries

Recipe by Rachel Zammit Cutajar

Photo by Rachel Zammit Cutajar

We tend to only use cranberries around Christmas time giving the tart, red berries a truly festive flair. Cover them in sugar and you get that little bit of sparkle that will take us islanders as close as we’ll ever get to frosty berries. 

Sugared cranberries


  • 340g fresh cranberries
  • 400g sugar
  • ½ cup water


  1. Add 100g (½ cup) of the sugar to a saucepan with the water. 
  2. Heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the cranberries and mix well so that all the cranberries are coated.
  4. Spoon onto a wire rack and allow to dry for at least one hour. 
  5. Working in batches, roll the cranberries in the remaining sugar and allow to dry completely – for at least one hour. 

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