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What can I replace cranberries with?

I am making Ann Burrell's Cornbread & Sausage stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. My family is not a big fan of actual cranberries(cranberry sauce from a can is about all they'll take). The recipe calls for1-2 cups of cranberries. Is there another fruit I can sub them with? Would figs or apples work??? And if so, how many cups worth?

asked by STS418 almost 3 years ago

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lloreen
added almost 3 years ago

How about golden raisins? Dried cherries? Diced dried apricots? Diced fresh apple would be delicious, just different since the recipe calls for dried fruit.

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cv
added almost 3 years ago

The recipe in question:

http://www.foodnetwork...

calls for 2 cups of *DRIED* cranberries. Some of the recipe commenters say that quantity is too much.

My own inclination would be to substitute with ONE cup of dried cherries.

Good luck.

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QueenSashy
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added almost 3 years ago

I would use dried apple or apricot (maybe even both), they would work very nicely with rosemary and spiciness of the sausage.

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AntoniaJames
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added almost 3 years ago

I think snipped dried black Mission figs would be wonderful, but they are a bit sweet, so I might use a combination of figs, dried sour cherries and dried apricots. (I don't think I'd use a two whole cups.) I'd plump them up just a bit first in Gewurztraminer or Riesling; or if just using apricots, in Madeira. ;o)

P.S. You could also skip the dried fruit and use a couple of crisp tart apples, diced without peeling.

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