Cranberries are a tart and delicious winter fruit that can be enjoyed all year long with the right storage technique. Place unwashed cranberries in a plastic bag and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. For longer-term storage, freeze cranberries on a baking sheet and then place them in a freezer bag. Frozen cranberries will keep for up to six months.
How To Store Cranberries
The best way to store cranberries is in the fridge. They will last up to two weeks stored this way. If you want to freeze them, first wash and then dry them off. Spread them out on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a plastic bag or container and they will last for up to six months.
A food-safe container, such as a plastic container or glass jar.
- Place in a colander and drain
- Rinse cranberries in cool water
- Spread cranberries on a baking sheet in a single layer freeze for 2 hours remove from freezer and place in a plastic bag or
How to Store Cranberries Cranberries can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. They can also be frozen for up to six months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Store Fresh Picked Cranberries?
Cranberries can be stored fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.
How Can You Tell If Cranberries Have Gone Bad?
The easiest way to tell if cranberries have gone bad is by their smell. If they smell sour or fermented, they have gone bad and should not be eaten. Cranberries that are past their prime will also be softer than fresh cranberries and may have a slightly off-white color.
Are Cranberries Supposed To Be Refrigerated?
Cranberries are not typically refrigerated, though some people prefer to refrigerate them. They will last for a few weeks at room temperature, or a few months in the fridge.
Cranberries can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can also freeze them for up to six months.