Why not bring out the best in cranberries this season? This nutritional powerhouse is just waiting for us to unleash the beauty and flavor of its true nature. Let’s face it, the lowly cranberry is a fairly despised fruit.
There are a few people who just naturally love this tart, crisp fruit but it just isn’t as mainstream as it deserves to be Whenever this fantastic fruit is in season, try Plumping Cranberries and bring out their best!
Using this method for Plumping Cranberries you can then sub this fruit for other delicious favorites in your favorite buttery creations because cranberries are an FP fruit, unlike many others. I used this method in my recipe for Cran-Cherry Cobbler with wonderful results.
For more crazy good cranberry recipes try these too! If you’re missing a nice, tangy-sweet cranberry sauce you could try this one Sugar-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce. Or, how about a healthy alternative to pink lemonade? This Sugar-Free Pink Lemonade is delicious, healthy, and flavored with purchased, sugar-free, cranberry juice so it’s very easy to prepare. Don’t wait to start enjoying the many benefits of cranberries!
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1 cup of hot water
1 cup of whole fresh cranberries
1 tablespoons Gentle Sweet in the water to soak
3 tablespoons Gentle Sweet (or 1 1/2 tablespoon truvia) to sprinkle on and let absorb once the water is drained off the berries
Heat the water and berries till you hear the first 2 or 3 pop. Remove from heat and cover for 15-30 minutes. Stir around in the juice and remove with a slotted spoon, then sprinkle with a little extra sweet blend or just erythritol or xylitol.
These make a great topping, still somewhat tart, but with a little, sweet, juiciness added to the fruity flare too. Gorgeous in cookies because you can leave them whole without anyone getting any too-tart surprises!
Here’s a link to the nutritional profile of this wonderful fruit. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=145#nutritionalprofile