Oil Free Dehydrated Fresh Cranberries

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Cranberries are one of my favorites to stock up on that I can have access to them year round. I love using fresh cranberries during Thanksgiving to make a lot of dishes, but I also love dehydrated cranberries. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants and are extremely healthy for us. Unfortunately, most dried cranberries that you see in the market, have added sugars and oil. Two things that I stay away from. And when I do find them without anything on them, they are extremely expensive. So now I’m going to teach you how easy it is to dehydrate them yourself.


1 12oz. Bag fresh cranberries, cut in half


1-Wash cranberries well.
2-Slice the cranberries in half.
3-Spread them out in a single layer on your Excalibur’s Dehydrator or your Breville Smart Oven Air.
4-Set the tray where it says dehydrate, and select dehydrate and set the timer for 11 hours, and press start. Check after 10 hours to make sure it’s pliable and not too dry.


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8 thoughts on “Oil Free Dehydrated Fresh Cranberries”

      1. Hi Shayda, how long do the dehydrated cranberries last in the fridge? Also, can you freeze them and how long do they last in the freezer? Thx., Karen

        1. Hi Karen, I have been successful in keeping them in the refrigerator for several months. As for the freezer I’m sure you can keep them in there, I just have never don’t it.

  1. Shayda, what temperature do you set your dehydrator to to dehydrate the cranberries? This can make a big difference. I have also done sliced kiwi (skin and all) in the dehydrator, because you can’t find that commercially without drowning in sugar. Just watched your talk on “The Truth About Weight Loss” and loved your inspiring story! Can’t find you on Instagram though…

  2. Yes, Shayda! I also just saw you on TTAWL with Chef AJ! I am so excited to see your recipe because I’ve looked and couldn’t find one. I have an excaliber so what temp. should I set it on? Thanks!!!!

    1. When I make my garbanzo beans in the Instant Pot I don’t soak them. It makes a lot easier and I cook them in there for 50 minutes and let the pressure come down naturally. It works well every time.

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