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#1 of 6 Old 01-04-2011, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Any thoughts, I love to add dried cranberries to granola, oatmeal, trail mix, etc..... but I can only seem to find the type that is loaded with extra sugar.  Many Thanks!

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we can not find any that do not have sugar added - but we did get these direct from the grower (they also have fresh)


from what I understand there are not any commercially that are not "sweet"


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I've never found any. We have made them ourselves, though. I buy lots of fresh cranberries in season, and then dry them in the oven-- prick each berry with a toothpick, and set it on a baking sheet. Or you can blanch them in boiling water, to crack the skins. Put them in a warm oven-- about 140 degrees-- and leave them until they're the right texture. Test them by putting them in a closed plastic or glass container, for a day. If there's condensation on the container, they need more drying.

It's hard to get some ovens to 140. You may need to leave the oven door ajar, to achieve that temperature, so a thermometer is handy.

They are impossibly tart, though. I can't imagine eating them plain. We rehydrate ours, and make sweetened cranberry sauces and jellies. I also use them in baked goods that are sweetened. When we put them on porridge, we add plenty of honey or maple syrup along with them.

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You won't find them commercially.  I looked for months and months a few years back, nobody sells them.  You can sometimes find them direct from growers on places like localharvest, or you can do them yourself. 

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Here are some organic ones sweetened with apple juice. Yum.

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