I originally made these as a Thanksgiving appetizer, but they would be perfect for just about any other holiday function you have coming up. The cranberries are so pretty. The tart, sweet, creamy really makes the perfect combination for an appetizer this time of year. The cranberries do have to soak overnight, so keep that in mind if you are planning on making these. I almost missed that detail before I made them.
For serving, I used Food Should Taste Good muliti-grain chips/crackers. They call them chips, but they are really large and flat/cracker-like, so they are perfect for using for appetizers. And all of their flavors are gluten free, which makes them the perfect substitute for crackers or serving appetizers. These could be served on any cracker or even a sliced baguette.
Sparkling Cranberry Bites (from Yummy Mummy Kitchen)
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 cup good maple syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Rinse cranberries and place in a medium bowl. Heat syrup in a small sauce pan just until warm. Pour over cranberries when syrup is warm, not hot, or cranberries may pop. Cool, cover, and let soak in the refrigerator overnight.
- Drain cranberries in a colander. Place sugar in a large bowl or baking dish. Add cranberries in 2 batches and roll around until lightly coated in sugar. Place on a baking sheet until dry, about 1 hour.
Serve with brie on crackers.