Drying cranberries

Close to Christmas time, I bought a bag of full, ripe cranberries. They were beautiful, blood red and stunning to look at.  Too tart to eat, the man in the produce aisle told me I could boil them down and add lots of sugar and they’d be homemade.

I chose instead to make my very own dried cranberries.

WRONG.

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I dehydrated them in the dehydrator without blanching first.

I probably left them in way too long because God knows I don’t ever read the directions.

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My results were cranberries so dry, they practically turned to cranberry dust at the touch of my hand. And tart/tasteless?

Oh yeah.

I should have titled this Cranberry fail.

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(What a mess. I guess I could have at least drank the juice.)

It’s July and they are patiently sitting on my shelf while I figure out what in the world to do with them.

Any ideas on what to do with cranberry dust?

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One response to “Drying cranberries

  1. Oh my… so sorry. Maybe they could be ‘flavouring’ if you make little cakes/muffins?

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