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Dried Cranberries?? (post #63392)

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I bought dried cranberries today or craisins as they are so cutely marketed, and now I want to know what to do with them. Should I make fruit bread and add a few?? Are there any recipes I should try?? I've never eaten them dried before but I do love cranberry juice so I figured it was worth a try.


TIA


Editted for typo




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Edited 1/7/2005 12:49 am ET by Syrah

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Meryl's picture

(post #63392, reply #1 of 23)

They're great in orange flavored quick breads, muffins,  biscotti, etc. Also in spinach salad with crumbled goat cheese or feta. And how about "Curried Couscous Salad With Dried Cranberries?"


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Syrah's picture

(post #63392, reply #2 of 23)

Actually I think that salad was in the back of my mind when I bought them. I just couldn't remember what I had been thinking. Thanks.

 


"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


 


J.R.R. Tolkien

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

BoofyQ's picture

(post #63392, reply #3 of 23)

Use them anywhere you'd use raisins. I've got a killer recipe for oatmeal bars to which I add almonds and dried cranberries... but I don't know it off hand. If you're interested I can post it tonight.

:-)

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jillsi's picture

(post #63392, reply #7 of 23)

I'd like to see the oatmeal bar recipe, please!

 


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BoofyQ's picture

(post #63392, reply #13 of 23)

Apple Oatmeal Bars (with craisins)
(NOTE: ** indicates ingredients I added to the original recipe)

2c flour
1t salt
1t baking soda
spices (I eyeball cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg & ginger) **
1c brown sugar
1c quick cooking oatmeal (** I use regular rolled oats instead)
1c shortening (** I use butter flavored crisco)
4c peeled, sliced apples
1c craisins **
1c sliced or slivered almonds **
1/2c sugar
6T butter (** I use about half this amount)

Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Add brown sugar and oatmeal; mix well. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Press half of crumbs into greased 9x13 pan. Dot with 4T butter. Add apples, craisins & almonds. Sprinkle with 1/2c sugar. Cover with remaining crumbs and dot with remaining 2T butter.

Bake @ 350 about 40-45 minutes, until browned. (** I contend that most bakers can tell when it's "done"...)

These are quite crumbly... but yummy, especially with the addition of the spices, craisins and almonds!

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(post #63392, reply #14 of 23)

They are great in chutney. I make a cranberry rhubarb chutney that is killer on pork tenderloin....Pamilyn

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Jean's picture

(post #63392, reply #15 of 23)

Sounds like a recipe you should be sharing. Pretty please.

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doyenne's picture

(post #63392, reply #4 of 23)

Put them in brownies, chocolate cake etc. I use them interchangeably with dried sour cherries.

 

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TracyK's picture

(post #63392, reply #5 of 23)

Mean's buttermilk scones are sublime with the addition of orange zest and a cup of dried cranberries plumped in some kind of warmed orange liqueur. :-)


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helena's picture

(post #63392, reply #6 of 23)

They are great in cookies, espcially combined with white chocolate chips :o). I can look up my recipe if youre' interested!

Risottogirl's picture

(post #63392, reply #8 of 23)

Yum, I eat them as is.


Seriously, my 5 year old niece turned me on to them, as a snack - she loves her "red raisins".


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sommersu's picture

(post #63392, reply #9 of 23)

I keep a mason jar of raw nuts on my counter and I add a handful of dried cranberries to the nuts...if you like the dried cranberries..you should try dried cherries.

UncleDunc's picture

(post #63392, reply #10 of 23)

I never understood the appeal of either cranberries or sour cherries, fresh or dried. Now dried sweet cherries, there's snack fit for royalty.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #63392, reply #11 of 23)

the appeal of either cranberries or sour cherries


I love both, but "sour" and "bitter" flavours are always more appealing to me. I have little, if any sweet tooth. I much prefer bitter greens (endive, chicory, broccoli rabe) and tart fruits (grapefruit, passionfruit, grannysmith apples).


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate
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Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

sommersu's picture

(post #63392, reply #12 of 23)

The little dried cherries I buy are sweet! But not too sweet or as sweet as me!

Shaye's picture

(post #63392, reply #16 of 23)

C., I have a good cookie recipe on Z that uses them. #77695
:)

lorian's picture

(post #63392, reply #17 of 23)

I put them in anything that I don't want my soon to be 15 year old son to devour.  He's somewhat allergic to them and avoids them like the plague.  I also like to mix them with cashews and chocolate chips for a sort of trail mix.

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Bethany's picture

(post #63392, reply #18 of 23)

I guess this thread is a little old, but I just made a pecan cranberry bread w/ some dried cranberries. It was really good. Sweet, but not too sweet.

 


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Syrah's picture

(post #63392, reply #19 of 23)

recipe?? I haven't open the pack yet. It hasn't been cool enough to bake when I've had time.

 


"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


 


J.R.R. Tolkien

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Bethany's picture

(post #63392, reply #20 of 23)

I'll have to type it out tomorrow..... I'm too lazy to get up right now. It's hard to get off the couch when it's almost midnight. :-))


 


What are you gonna do today, Napoleon? 
Whatever I feel like I wanna do, gosh!

 

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SallyBR's picture

(post #63392, reply #21 of 23)

Not sure if someone already suggested this - I like to add them to a bowl of cereal + yogurt

 

 

Syrah's picture

(post #63392, reply #22 of 23)

That is an interesting idea... I'm not mad on cereal.. but I wonder if I could have them with yogurt.. crunchy .. smooth.

 


"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


 


J.R.R. Tolkien

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

SallyBR's picture

(post #63392, reply #23 of 23)

I never understood the concept of having cereal with milk - it almost makes me gag thinking about it...


yogurt is perfect: never soggy, a bit tangy.... smooth.... TRY IT!   :-)