Can I substitute Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries for fresh or frozen cranberries? Yes, Craisins® Dried Cranberries work well in baked goods; however, there is a 1/4 cup difference in measurement. If a recipe calls for one cup of fresh or frozen cranberries you should use 3/4 cup of Craisins®.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I soften dried cranberries?
Put your dried fruit in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and then strain the fruit and discard the water. The fruit will be plumper, juicier, and softer. To give your fruit some extra flavor, swap the water for fruit juice or a liquor, like rum, bourbon, or brandy.
Can you rehydrate dried fruit?
Place dried fruit in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes until plump then strain and use. For added flavor, use a hard liquor like rum, bourbon, or brandy, any flavored liqueur, or even fruit juice instead of water. Just warm the liquid in the microwave then pour over the dried fruit.
Can you use dried cranberries instead of fresh for cranberry sauce?
Yes, Craisins® Sweetened Dried Cranberries work well in baked goods; however, there is a 1/4 cup (60 mL) difference in measurement. If a recipe calls for one cup of fresh cranberries you should use 3/4 cup (175 mL) of Craisins®. Craisins® should not be used in cooked sauces.