Fermented Cranberries Recipe

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This fermented cranberries recipe is a delicious way to make honey fermented cranberries. Oranges, lemons, cinnamon, and clove join together with cranberries and honey in festive flavors.

Fermented cranberries recipe

Fermented cranberries recipe

This fermented cranberry sauce recipe lets you turn a popular holiday dish into a healthy, fermented condiment that is full of probiotic goodness. This fermented cranberries recipe is delicious, and everyone loves it!

I have lots of other ferment recipes, like crisp probiotic pickles, carrots, kimchi, beets, zucchini relish, and more. If you’re wondering which fermentation lid to use, read all about that here

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Honey fermented cranberries

What do fermented honey cranberries taste like? This recipe for fermented cranberries taste like a cranberry orange relish, or a cranberry fruit chutney. It is sweet and tart at the same time, with a spicy fruity flavor. 

Pickled cranberries are just one of the many fermented foods that have great benefits (source). Eating some fermented foods with each meal can help with better digestion (source).

We like this fermented cranberry sauce alongside turkey, chicken, pork, or beef. 

Fermented honey cranberries

How to make fermented cranberries

Adapted from the cranberry sauce recipe in GAPS Stage by Stage with Recipes by Becky Plotner.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse cranberries until roughly chopped. Put cranberries in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Remove rinds and seeds from oranges. Keep rinds from two oranges. Remove pith from orange rinds.
  3. Remove rinds and seeds from lemons. 
  4. Add oranges, orange rinds, and lemons to food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
  5. Add citrus mixture to bowl with cranberries.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  7. Allow mixture to sit for 20 minutes.
  8. Pack mixture into mason jars, pressing down so that liquid rises to the top. If there isn’t enough liquid to keep everything submerged, add a small amount of filtered water. 
  9. Cover with lid and let sit at room temperature for 7-12 days, then store in the refrigerator. 

How to make fermented cranberries

Preserving with honey

Raw honey has some great benefits (source). It’s full of live enzymes and antioxidants, and is one of the healthiest sweeteners there is. 

Honey also has preservative properties. When honey has some heat and moisture, it can ferment. The water that occurs in this recipe adds enough water so that fermentation can occur. 

With the water present, the antimicrobial properties from honey don’t prevent fermentation from happening. Ferments with honey added develop a nice variety of beneficial yeasts and bacteria. 

Cranberries fermented in honey

Cranberry benefits

Cranberries are a source of antioxidants, including vitamin C. Cranberries also contain vitamins E, K1, and Manganese. 

Can you eat raw cranberries? Yes! In fact, this recipe uses them raw. 

Fermenting foods makes them easier to digest, and also increases their nutrient content (source). Fermented cranberries have some wonderful benefits, including enhancing digestion when eaten with meat. 

Tips for buying and storing cranberries

You can buy cranberries fresh or frozen. If you buy them frozen, just store them in the freezer. Before you want to use them in a recipe, let them thaw in the refrigerator. 

What can I do with fresh cranberries? If you buy fresh cranberries, you can use them within a few days, or store them in the freezer. 

To freeze cranberries, lay them on a baking sheet allow them to freeze in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or another airtight container. 

Fermented cranberries

Fermented cranberries and alcohol

Can you make alcohol from cranberries? On their own, cranberries don’t easily ferment into alcohol.

You have to add additional ingredients to get the right PH level in order to ferment cranberries into alcohol. There isn’t any need to be concerned about this recipe turning alcoholic.

Honey fermented cranberries

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Pickles

Carrots

Beets

Zucchini relish

Kimchi

Sauerkraut

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Yield: 3 pints

Fermented Cranberries

Fermented cranberries recipe

This fermented cranberries recipe is a delicious way to make honey fermented cranberries with oranges, lemons, and other festive flavors.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 12 days
Total Time 12 days 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1 TBSP mineral salt

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse cranberries until roughly chopped. Put cranberries in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Remove rinds and seeds from oranges. Keep rinds from two oranges. Remove pith from orange rinds.
  3. Remove rinds and seeds from lemons. 
  4. Add oranges, orange rinds, and lemons to food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
  5. Add citrus mixture to bowl with cranberries.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  7. Allow mixture to sit for 20 minutes.
  8. Pack mixture into mason jars, pressing down so that liquid rises to the top. If there isn't enough liquid to keep everything submerged, add a small amount of filtered water. 
  9. Cover with lid and let sit at room temperature for 7-12 days, then store in the refrigerator. 
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