- Store bought dried cranberries are normally full of sugar.
- Large commercial brands tend to coat cranberries in vegetable oil (natural food stores avoid this)
- Fresh cranberries are high in vitamin A & C which tends to be lost during commercial drying processes.
organic fresh (or frozen) cranberries
stevia (Kal pure stevia extract)
parchment paper/paper towel
- Set oven to 170º F.
- Put cranberries in a small pot and add 1/3 cup of water sweetened with stevia.
- Boil med-high for about 5 minutes until cranberries begin to pop (help it along with your spoon).
- Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
- Line baking sheet with a paper towel and place parchment paper on top.
- From your sauce, pick out cranberries and spread as evenly as you can on your parchment.
- Leave in 170º F oven for 2 hours and then take out and toss around with spatula.
- Continue drying in a dehydrator at 135º F (if you don't have one you can continue in the oven)
- Once the cranberries are dry and chewy, they are done.