Sparkling Cardamom Spiced Cranberries

This recipe comes from a friend here in San Antonio – Annice Hill. She is an amazing cook and and was so sweet to share this with me. It’s perfect for the holidays and my in-laws have lovingly named these ‘Crackberries’ because of how addictive they are. The cardamom adds a slight spice which I really like. Though a little labor intensive, they are well worth the effort. Annice likes to display them in a clear glass or crystal bowl or a compote. No refrigeration required.

Sparkling Cardamom Spiced Cranberries


  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the cranberries.
  2. Whisk 1 egg white, 1 tsp water and 1/4 tsp ground cardamom.
  3. Toss the cranberries in the egg white mixture to coat.
  4. Roll each cranberry individually in the sugar.*
  5. Place on wax paper to set overnight or for 6 hrs.

*I like to keep some fresh sugar on the side because after about 1/2 of the cranberries are rolled, the sugar tends to clump.


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