Monday, January 12, 2015

Dehydrated Cranberries


Check out my newest dehydrated food. Cranberries! While shopping at the market I noticed that bags of fresh cranberries were on sale for $1.00. I thought why not give it a try to dehydrate them. My whole family loves snacking on dried cranberries. We also love them in our oatmeal and cookies.

All you need is a dehydrator - cranberries & honey.


One bag of fresh cranberries makes about one cup of dried cranberries.
I covered the cranberries with a small amount of honey then used my Nesco Dehydrator to dehydrate them. It took about 24 hours to get the cranberries dried.  My dehydrator will dry up to 12 trays. I like using lots of trays - makes it easy to dehydrate quite a lot of product at one time.I have a been dehydrating my own fruits and veggies for over a year. Great way to make healthy snacks and save lots of money. 
Now is the perfect time to purchase fresh cranberries ~ they are on sale.



43 comments:

  1. I buy Craisins all the time, but had no idea I could make them myself. I am totally trying this.

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  2. These sounds great! Very healthy snack.

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    1. I am all for healthy snacks. I have been trying to watch it lately!

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  3. I would love to make my own. My daughter loves craisins! This would be great

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  4. This looks like a great snack. I have been wanting to get a food dehydrator.

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  5. I recently discovered I actually like dried cranberries, would love to make my own, have a dehydrator, but why the honey? added sweetness or?? Would love to do this just want to know why first lol

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    1. I added Honey for a natural added sweetner - cranberries can be very tart

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  6. Wow, I didn't realize how easy it is to dehydrate cranberries. I have never even tried those berries -- I am probably missing out on a yummy snack option.

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  7. I never thought of making these myself. My husband will be so happy.

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  8. I have not done cranberries yet. I will have to tryit.

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  9. I have never used a deydrator before, I might go a little crazy... guess you can make jerky for your dogs too??

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  10. I have never tried using a dehydrator but would like to. I love cranberries, and I bet they are so good dried.

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  11. I love craisins but they can be expensive. When cranberries are on sale, it would be so nice to stock up and make these myself.

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  12. I have a bag of dehydrated cranberries in my kitchen, too! Love them, especially in salads. My fave combo is with bulgur.

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  13. It's so cool that you can make your own. I love dried cranberries. They're so good!

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  14. Dried cranberries is one of my all time favorite snacks. I can literally munch on them for hours at a time.

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  15. I am totally doing this. I am always looking for healthy snacks.

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  16. I love adding dried cranberries to my salads!

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  17. Oh how awesome. I have never thought of making my own dried cranberries. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  18. Dehydrated fruits are so good! I love cranberries!

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  19. I used to dry my own fruits and need to try that again. Your cranberries look amazing!

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  20. My kids love cranberries, these would make a great snack and healthy one for them too!

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  21. This looks like such a tasty treat. I love how you dehydrated them yourself.

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  22. I think I need to get me a dehydrator. I've never had one and I would love to be able to do this! Yum

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  23. Cranberries make me happy. I have never dehydrated fruit myself, but I'd def. give it a go for cranberries.

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  24. I love eating cranberries. So perfecgt for work snacks.

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  25. I love dried cranberries. They're a great addition to lots of meals.

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  26. I have never had dried cranberries. I may have to get your dehydrator as I love dried bananas.

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  27. I love cranberries and never thought of doing this. Great idea!

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  28. So easy to make too! I bet these are a great healthy snack.

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  29. I love dried cranberries. I love to put them on salads!

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  30. I love baking with dried cranberries. You can put them in so many things.

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  31. Never thought to do this! I have a dehydrator so I will definitely try it!

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  32. I love dried cranberries. We use them in oatmeal and muffins. I should ask for a dehydrator for my birthday this year. My grandpa used to make some wonderful stuff when he was still alive. I would love to make his recipes.

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  33. I wonder if you can dry them in the oven or some other way because I have a bag in my house right now that need to be used. We love Craisins too so this would be an awesome money saver if I could.

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  34. I always wondered what to add to cranberries when dehydrating! I'll have to check on them at my store and make some.

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  35. Mmmmm, those would be nice in my salads. I better try that

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  36. I've never thought about making my own craisins before. Yum!

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  37. Wow I think it would be great to own Dehydrator! I love doing things organically so I am into juicing but I think it would be fun to do the opposite too! Make my own Kale chips!

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  38. I have always wanted a dehydrator. My friend used to make beef jerky in hers. I would love to make my own dried fruit.

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  39. I'd love to have that dehydrator! I've wanted one for a while but haven't had the budget for it yet.

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  40. That is so cool that you have your own dehydrator! I love the idea of making your own dried fruit. yum

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  41. i LOVE dehydrated cranberries. I have honestly never made them myself though. Yum!

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