Hi friends! It’s Holiday party season. When you’re invited to a potluck, do you bring classic recipes you’ve used for years, or search for something new and different? I am in the “new and different” category. Our November Master Food Preservers class was all about Abundant Appetizers and I wanted something fun (and tasty!) that could be used in a variety of different ways. These Sparkling Sugared Cranberries fit perfectly! You may have seen them before, but they are new and different to me!
They take a bit of time to make. An overnight soak in an orange flavored simple syrup. An hour resting on a drying rack after being rolled around in sugar. But after that, the possibilities are endless!
They can be eaten straight out of a bowl, or off the drying rack… no judgement. I shared on Facebook the batch for our Appetizer class might not make it due to “quality control testing!” They’re just so good! Plus, they pop in your mouth, which is always fun! They’re beautiful added to sweet cakes or cupcakes. Nestled on a cracker with a slice of brie and a sprig of mint, these Sparkling Sugared Cranberries take savory to a whole new level. They will become one of your new holiday favorites!
What’s your favorite holiday appetizer? Share with me in the comments below! I’d love to hear.