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How to Select Cranberries

Fresh cranberries are firm to the touch, and if dropped will bounce. They firmness of the berries is the best indicator of quality and freshness. They should be plump, shiny and range in color from a light, bright red to a deep dark red color. Berries that are shriveled, discolored, have brown spots or bruising should be avoided.

How to Store Cranberries

After removing any damaged or molding cranberries store the remaining fresh cranberries in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two months. Cranberries which have been cooked can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

How to Freeze Cranberries

cranberriesCranberries can be frozen whole or sliced. Seal them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to a year.

How to Ripen Cranberries

Cranberries do not ripen after they have been harvested.

Cranberry Recipes

Basic Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies
Cranberry Cobbler
Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad
Cranberry Rice Pilaf
Fresh Cranberry Bars
Fresh Cranberry Scones
Nantucket Cranberry Cake
Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake


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