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Discover how to make a Cranberry Powder Recipe For Your Pantry, where you transform dry cranberries into a dry sugar free powder, perfect for enhancing the taste of various dishes. Enjoy the flavor of homemade dehydrated cranberry goodness, adding a delightful twist to baked and savory dishes.

Cranberry powder in bowls.
Cranberry powder in bowls.

I store This tasty powder in my pantry throughout the year. With frozen wild cranberries, I can use enough cranberry goodness whenever I feel like it. 

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Sprinkle on your cheesecake or top your white chocolate-covered strawberries for an extra fruity flavor. Add to your brioche French toast or homemade sauces for a hint of tangy and sweetness from the cranberry.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Who does not like cranberries? Now you have many options, from making a perfect cranberry juice and dried cranberries as a snack to fruit leather and today’s recipe. 

Here are a few reasons why you should have your homemade cranberry powder in your pantry:

Rich flavor – cranberry powder is like concentrated cranberry magic. A little goes a long way in infusing your hot or cold dishes with that tartness and sweetness.

Versatile – from smoothies to desserts, sauces, syrups, and vinaigrettes, this powder plays well with everything. It’s the versatile flavor enhancer you didn’t know your recipes needed.

Extended shelf life – no more worrying about your cranberries going bad in the fridge. With cranberry powder on hand, you’ve got that fantastic flavor ready whenever inspiration strikes.

Cranberry powder on a white surface.
Cranberry powder on a white surface.

Dehydrated Cranberries or Craisins Post First

The first step in producing any powder is drying or dehydrating your fruits. I made a post about dehydrating cranberries using the dehydrator, listing down the process of dehydrating your berries.

If you still need to dry cranberries for your powder, you can go directly to the post for more tips and tricks. Just make sure they are soft and poked before drying.

Dried cranberries are so versatile. Aside from making a powder out of it, you can use it for topping your desserts and baked goods. It can add texture to your fruity orange, lime, or lemon juice. It is a popular gem for Thanksgiving.

How To Make Cranberry Powder From Dehydrated Cranberries

Let us create our homemade cranberry powder following simple steps and video instructions for this easy recipe.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Blender or Coffee Grinder
  • Storage container
  • Spoon

Ingredients:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL DIRECTIONS WITH STEPS TO MAKE CRANBERRY POWDER:

First Step: Prepare Your Dehydrated Berries

Prepare all of your dried cranberries. Pick completely dry ones with no moisture or liquid left, as it may cause clumping when grinding. 

Cranberries in a bowl on a table.
Cranberries in a bowl on a table.

Second Step: Powder It

Place the cranberries in the blender or coffee grinder and start blending them until they become dusty and powdery.

Using a food processor is also a good option if you do not have a blender at home or want to blend a bigger amount.

How to make a cranberry powder.
How to make a cranberry powder.

Third Step: Transfer To Container

After grinding your dehydrated fresh cranberries into powder, transfer them to an airtight container.

Be very careful when you open the lid of the blender as it is dusty, and you might inhale it.

You can use a small spoon to remove the powder from the blender to prevent waste and for best results.

Making cranberry powder.
Making cranberry powder.

TRICKS AND TIPS:

  • Sweetener – is optional, but you can add your preferred sweetener or homemade stevia powder while grinding your cranberry powder.
  • Grinder or Blender – aim for a fine powder consistency and use a blender or spice grinder.
  • Check dryness – when checking if the berries are dry enough to be powdered, they should be brittle and break easily when pressed between your fingers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Dishes Can I Use Cranberry Powder For?

You can use cranberry powder in both sweet and savory dishes. It creates a perfect balance of tangy and sweetness in your recipes. It is ideal if you want to make juices and sauces and can also be a great addition to tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and coconut.

Sprinkle over blueberries in chocolate, your yogurt and toss it into smoothies for a flavor and a pop of color. You can add it to your cup of tea or flavored water for a cranberry touch. It is excellent as a decoration on top of our protein cheesecake or bundt cake

Cranberry powder in bowls on a wooden table.
Cranberry powder in bowls on a wooden table.

Conditioning Using Oven

Once you make the powder, I suggest conditioning it if you want to preserve it for longer. You can either spread it onto dehydrator trays and let it dehydrate for an hour or place it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at the lowest temperature in the oven. 

Storage Instructions for Dry Cranberry Powder?

Proper storage is key to maintaining your dry cranberry powder’s vibrant flavor and nutrition. Transfer it to airtight containers, keep the cranberries in your pantry, or store them in the fridge. Use mason jars with tight-fitting lids, glass jars with rubber seals, or vacuum-sealed bags. Those are excellent choices as long as odors and moisture will not enter.

Can I Freeze Dehydrated Cranberry Powder?

Consider freezing your cranberry powder for extended storage, especially if you made a large batch. Divide it into small portions, place it in airtight bags, and store it in the freezer. That way, your powdered cranberries can last fresh for several months.

Cranberry powder on a white plate.
Cranberry powder on a white plate.

More Recipes For Your Pantry

In addition to our recipe, there are a few you can try to fill up your pantry.

Our chicken chips jerky can be used for chicken dishes like curry chicken and chicken crack casserole.

You can also try our other delicious recipes from the dehydrator, starting with mushroom powder to add umami flavor to your rice dishes and onion flakes for your next savory dinner meals.

I love having my kitchen filled with dry, homemade ingredients that I can use whenever needed. 

Have a happy cooking day using these clean eating recipes for healthier living.

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Dry Cranberry Powder Recipe For Your Pantry

Zuzana Paar
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Discover how to make a Cranberry Powder Recipe For Your Pantry, where you transform dry cranberries into a dry sugar free powder, perfect for enhancing the taste of various dishes. Enjoy the flavor of homemade dehydrated cranberry goodness, adding a delightful twist to baked and savory dishes.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Pantry
Cuisine International
Servings 10
Calories 37 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of your dried cranberries. Pick completely dry ones with no moisture or liquid left, as it may cause clumping when grinding. 
  • Place the cranberries in the blender or coffee grinder and start blending them until they become dusty and powdery.
  • After grinding your dehydrated fresh cranberries into powder, transfer them to an airtight container.

Video

Notes

  • Sweetener – is optional, but you can add your preferred sweetener while grinding your cranberry powder.
  • Grinder or Blender – aim for a fine powder consistency and use a blender or spice grinder.
  • Check dryness – when checking if the berries are dry enough to be powdered, they should be brittle and break easily when pressed between your fingers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TeaspoonCalories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.02gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.05mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on December 17th, 2023
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