It is the time of year when fresh cranberries are readily available in the grocery store, and there’s always the temptation to buy fresh cranberries with the intentions of making cranberry sauce with it. But more often than not it ends up that that bag of cranberries gets tossed in the freezer for some later use because so many people tend to prefer jellied cranberry from the can, especially when there’s a lot of other food being cooked at the same time and it is easy to skip the fresh cranberry sauce making.
But while those bags are fresh cranberries say they can be frozen right in the bag, freezing them in the bag the cranberries come in will definitely affect its flavour as well as how long they will last in your freezer.
Instead, you want to remove the Cranberries from the bag and put them in a strainer and wash them first. Double check for any stems and remove any, as well as removing any cranberries that look bad.
Drain the cranberries well and then put them into a plastic Ziploc bag and seal them tightly. Freeze for up to 9 months.