Cranberry: Dehydrating Cranberries

posted by cchiu 01-04-101 2:26 PM

Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook
Dehydrating Cranberries

In a bowl, pour boiling water over the cranberries or submerge them in a pot of boiling water with the heat turned off. Let them sit in the water until the skin pops. Do not let the berries boil or the flesh will turn mushy. Drain.

If desired, coat the berries with either a light corn syrup or granulated sugar or brown sugar.

Transfer the berries to a cooking sheet and place them in a freezer for 2 hours. Freezing the berries helps in breaking down the cell structure promoting faster drying.

Put the berries on a mesh sheet in the dehydrator and dry for 10 to 16 hours, depending on the make of the dehydrator, until chewy and with no pockets of moisture.

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