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Honey Fermented Cranberries


What you need:

-Cranberries (fresh or frozen, but if you use frozen cranberries make sure you thaw them before adding honey)

-honey

-juice of 1 or 2 oranges

-a few slices of fresh ginger

-cinnamon stick

Instructions:

1.) To help open up the cranberries, you can pierce them with a fork, or pulse them in a blender or food processor


2.) Place the cranberries, cinnamon stick and ginger into a mason jar leaving about an inch of space from the top of the jar.


3.) Add your orange juice, and cover everything with honey. This can take some time! So be patient, turning and rolling and stirring the honey so everything is coated evenly.


4.) Put a piece of parchment paper between the jar and the metal lid (if using a mason jar) and cap loosely to allow the air to escape during the fermentation process. Every few days tighten the jar, turn it around a few times to get the honey evenly coated over the cranberries, and loosen the lid again before putting away.


5.) Repeat step 4 for a few weeks, up to a few months! The honey will turn a deep red color and become more watery, and the cranberries will start to wrinkle. Spoon out the cranberries and eat as they are, add to yogurt, or blend them up for a fermented cranberry sauce!


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