Cranberry Simple Syrup

Fresh cranberries burst in a simple syrup. This cranberry simple syrup is perfect for flavoring any winter holiday beverages.

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

We finally got our Christmas tree this weekend! I’m so excited. Our tree is up and decorated even though the star is more than a little lopsided. Now, we can start placing gifts under our tree!

Christmas trees are actually a recent thing for our family. Growing up, we never had a Christmas tree since money was tight. It wasn’t until I got my first paycheck as a dental hygienist that we started buying a Christmas tree. And we absolutely love getting fresh ones from the Christmas tree lot. It’s so much fun walking through the rows and rows of trees to find the perfect one. Plus, my sisters and I love that our living room smells like Christmas. Maybe one day we’ll go to a Christmas tree farm and chop our own. Do you have a tree at home?

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, we have to talk about this cranberry simple syrup.

Throughout fall, my favorite ingredient to use was maple syrup. I don’t know if you noticed, but I wanted to add maple syrup to practically everything I made. Within reason, anyway. But we’re quickly approaching winter. I mean, we’re already a couple days into December! Doesn’t it feel so unreal? And seriously fast?

We’re quickly approaching winter, and all I want to use are cranberries. I’ve already used them as a topping for my butternut squash pies from a few days ago. Well, be prepared to see more over the next few weeks. I’m more than a little excited to share these recipes with you.

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

But first, I seriously think you’ll need this cranberry simple syrup in your life. Make a batch of them and save it in a mason jar in the fridge to flavor your drinks. They’re great for a more festive twist to your drinks and cocktails.

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pot, add water and granulated sugar over low heat. Stir to dissolve all the sugar. Once the simple syrup comes to a simmer, add fresh cranberries and cook them for a few minutes until the cranberries all burst open. Remove the cranberry simple syrup from heat and set aside until they’ve cooled to room temperature.

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pour the cranberry simple syrup into a mason jar and refrigerate for up to a week.

Hope you’ll have fun with this cranberry simple syrup.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Simple Syrup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cranberry Simple Syrup
 
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Fresh cranberries burst in a simple syrup. This cranberry simple syrup is perfect for flavoring any winter holiday beverages.
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Recipe type: Syrup
Serves: 1 small jar
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, add water and granulated sugar over low heat. Stir to dissolve all the sugar. Once the simple syrup comes to a simmer, add fresh cranberries and cook them for a few minutes until the cranberries all burst open. Remove the cranberry simple syrup from heat and set aside until they’ve cooled to room temperature.
  2. Pour the cranberry simple syrup into a mason jar and refrigerate for up to a week.

 

6 comments

  1. Laurie says:

    I made this and it was so delicious! I smooshed some through a strainer and used the syrup for a cranberry martini. I also used some on buttered toast. Very good, thank you for sharing!

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