Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ultimate Sweet-Tart Candied Cranberries

So, my dad asked for candied cranberries.  My mom usually makes them this time of year, but I thought I'd try my hand at it.  I began with my mom's recipe, but went on to make it my own.

I'll start with my mom's steps and then continue on with mine...

Bag of Cranberries (1 lb)
Powdered Sugar
1 egg white
wax paper
plastic bag

Mom's version
1.  Wash cranberries and remove any mushy ones
2.  Pat dry
3.  Place in plastic bag
4.  Pour in egg whites
5.  Pour in powdered sugar
     *aside-When asked how much powdered sugar, Mom replies, "As much as it takes to get the job done."
6.  Shake Shake Shake
7. Pour onto wax paper
8.  Allow to dry
9.  Devour

While this is a yummy version and leaves the cranberries with a sweet, sugary glaze, I really wanted the little snowball effect on them.  So, as they were finishing up I decided to change it up a bit.

Please excuse the messy kitchen. ;)

From this point here's what I did:

1 egg white
1 c powdered sugar
aluminum foil

My continuation:
1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2.  Place 1 egg white into bowl
3.  Place powdered sugar into a separate bowl
4.  Toss a few cranberries in the egg white
5.  Roll in the powdered sugar until coated
6.  Place on a foil lined cookie sheet
7.  Place in the oven, but leave the door cracked a bit
8.  Warm for 1 - 1 1/2 hours
9.  Devour

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