How can I dry cranberries without special equipment?
I have many bags of frozen cranberries in the freezer from past seasons and no longer have as much need as I used to.
So I would like to put them to good use. ln addition, I don't like to use dried cranberries as they have added sugar, at least that is the case for my local markets.
Thanks for your help.
I like to make cranberry juice, it's so easy and very good for you. I read something recently about the health benefits of drinking at least a glass every day. They recommended unsweetened, but that's pretty tough on the taste buds. I lightly sweeten mine with a little simple syrup or sugar after straining. Add about 6 cups of water to a bag of berries, bring to a low boil, simmer about 10 minutes or until berries pop. Strain and don't press on the berries too much.
Thanks for the link, weezie. I called this association, thinking they might have a consumer person who could give more information, but they don't.
When I have time, I will do the same with MI or WI growers.
BTW, I tried to dry some by just putting them in the oven on a cookie sheet. It was not successful!! :<) Big mess.