Yield: 1 Servings
|4 cups||Fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed and picked through|
|2½ cup||Granulated sugar|
The University Extension of the University of Missouri system and Lincoln University have developed this recipe for sweetened dry cranberries: Place berries in a heat-resistant bowl.
In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in water; bring to a boil. Pour boiling syrup over berries. Put bowl in a steamer; steam for 45 minutes. (When testing this recipe, the extension service lined the bottom of a Dutch oven with canning rings, added 2 inches of water and set a Pyrex bowl of berries inside. The bowl was low enough for the Dutch oven lid to close completely.)
Remove bowl from steamer; let cool without stirring. Cover with a clean dishcloth and leave in a warm dry room for 3 to 4 days, stirring occasionally.
Lift berries out of syrup. Place berries on waxed paper-lined food dehydrator trays. Dry at 145 degrees until raisinlike and easy to handle.
Store in tightly covered container up to 3 months.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/15/1997 Submitted by Kris Elwood
Posted to KitMailbox Digest by KrisE56749<KrisE56749@...> on Dec 16, 1997