Sugared cranberries: combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small sauce pan. Whisk over medium heat (do not boil) for 3-5 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup fresh cranberries. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a cooling rack over paper towels or foil. Cool 1 hour, then roll in 1/3 cup sugar. Use to garnish cooled pumpkin pie.