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While they're available frozen year-round, in the fall and winter season, you can buy fresh cranberries. Stored in a tightly-sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator, fresh cranberries will last up to two months. But be careful. If one berry becomes soft and starts to decay, the others will as well. Remove all the soft cranberries before you store them. Cooked cranberries can last up to a month in a covered container in the refrigerator. Here are a few ways to include cranberries in your holiday festivities:

Wild Rice & Cranberry Corn Bread Stuffing

2 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup peeled, chopped carrot
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
OR 3/4 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
2 cups chicken broth
4 cups cornbread stuffing
1 16-ounce package wild rice, cooked according to package directions

Cook bacon over medium heat in a stockpot until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. Add butter to pan and melt over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cranberries and chicken broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and add stuffing, wild rice and bacon. Serve immediately. Makes 14 1/2-cup servings. Recipe courtesy Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

We also recommend from our Fiesta Mart Recipe Corner:

  • Holiday Cranberry Salad
  • Filled Pears (Peras Rellenas)
  • Cranberry Glazed Sweet Potatoes




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