Freeze Drying Cranberries for Holiday Use

Cranberries are a big part of holiday treats and feasts, and there are plenty of fun uses for freeze-dried cranberries in your festive culinary endeavors. What a great idea to make your cranberry chocolate treats with freeze-dried cranberries.

If you’re ready to embrace the potential of freeze-dried cranberries, below is a description from one customer of how she successfully freeze-dried cranberries in a Lanphan home freeze dryer:

Freeze Drying Cranberries

How to make it

Step One
Rinse berries well and sort any that are damaged or that are unripe.

Step Two
Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, remove from stove and add cranberries all at once.

Step Three
Stir. Once they have split. Drain them in a colander.

Step Four
Once drained, place them in a bowl and stir in sugar, corn syrup, or sugar substitute.

Step Five
Stir well to coat with sugar.

Step Six
Arrange on dehydrator trays. Use a dehydrator sheet to make cleanup a breeze.
Dry at 135°F/ 60°C for 12-18 hours until dry to the touch.

To dry in the oven

Set the temperature to its lowest setting. Generally speaking, that is usually around 170°F /80°C. Arrange cranberries on parchment paper covered rimmed baking sheet, spread out so they are not touching.

Dry for 2-3 hours.

Health benefits

Many of these benefits are due to the profuse amounts of vitamin C that they contain. They are said to have 73% of the vitamin C that our bodies need daily in one half-cup serving. In Canada, South Asia, and many other countries, Lanphan Freeze Drying works and sells their Freeze-Drying Machine and Home Freeze Dryer in excellent quality.

⦁ Low in calories.
⦁ High in antioxidants
⦁ Boosts the immune system
⦁ It helps combat urinary tract infections.
⦁ Good for those who are anemic

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