Usually sold in 1-quart
and 1 1/2 -quart baskets.
Select Large berries dry and of good color, not soft, or spotted or mildewed. Keep berries whole and uncovered in the refrigerator and use within 2 days.
Preparation Wash and remove stems or hull only just before serving. Cranberries cannot be eaten raw and can be stored up to 6 days before cooking.
Market Forms Fresh, frozen, canned in syrup, in jams, jellies, nectars, toppings, preserves. Melba sauce.
Serve As fresh fruit, as stewed fruits, in desserts, pies, ice creams, sauces, shortcakes, liqueurs, soufflés, puddings, sherbets, in wines, ices and mousses. Cranberries can be cooked in sauces, jellies, stuffing, breads and pies.
Complimenting Condiments and Flavors Heavy cream, sour cream, clotted or Devonshire cream, ice cream, sherbet, cold rice, nuts, cinnamon, sugar, brandy and wines.
Calories 1/2 cup = 45 calories