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Old 12-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #11
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I live in the U.K., Europe and they are easily obtained in all the supermarkets and grocery/vegetable shops now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #12
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cranberries are making their way over here... fresh ones are rare, but I think every big supermarkt (Edeka, Rewe) has dried ones...

where did you find them?
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I'm surprised that they have to "make their way" to Europe. Cranberries are native to Scandinavia, so I imagine they are native to Northern Germany. BTW, I used Google translate and they are called, "Preiselbeere", in German.
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I live in Germany and it really is hard to locate fresh cranberries (It's quite easy finding dried ones here).

I just wanted to say that cranberries are NOT "Preiselbeeren". However, they are quite similar. Cranberries are larger and more sour. Google translate can not always be trusted...
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I live in Germany and it really is hard to locate fresh cranberries (It's quite easy finding dried ones here).

I just wanted to say that cranberries are NOT "Preiselbeeren". However, they are quite similar. Cranberries are larger and more sour. Google translate can not always be trusted...
You are probably right that preiselbeeren are not cranberries. According to their scientific name, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, they are lingonberries.

Cranberries seem to be Moosbeeren in German.

Can you get frozen moosbeeren?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #16
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Hello, I am in Germany visiting my wife's family for the holidays. My German mother in law wants to have a good American turkey with cranberry fruit stuffing. I didn't find out until I arrived, so I have no cranberries available and there are none to be found in Europe, or at least not very easily. Can anyone think of a good substitute for cranberry? I thought of red currants, but I'm not sure plus they say those are not in season. Thanks!
Cranberries are available in Europe. Fresh ones are only available around Christmas but they are usually available year round inthe frozen food section and dried ones are available - usually in the in the baking aisle.

Lingonberries are related to cranberries so can, indeed, be used in place of them. They aren't quite as sharp as cranberries but if necessary you could add a little lemon juice.
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