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Old 12-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Substitute for cranberries in Europe

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!

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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What about Lingonberries .. would that work?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Ah yes lingonberries, I think they call them "kronsberre" here. My mother in law says she knows them but they are not in season. We will look tomorrow. Any backup options? Thanks for all the help
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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How about tart cherries? If you can't find fresh, you can substitute frozen or canned or you can reconstitute dried cherries.
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+2 I use cranberries here in Canada as a substitute. In Newfoundland, they are called partridge berries and one can buy them frozen. I believe they are harvested in September.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:42 AM   #7
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Rote Stachelbeeren? + some orange juice & orange zest?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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Ask your MIL what berries are native to her country and in season. As you know, cranberries are really TART when whole and fresh. But when dried what is left is the natural sugar that all berries have. Thus they become sweet. Is there a military base near where you are? If so, ask a military person if they can help you. Ocean Spray ships frozen and dried cranberries overseas to our military bases so our men in uniform can have a taste of home.

You could use raisins. But that is a last resort. Good luck.
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okay by some strange streak of unusally good luck we found fresh cranberries. Thanks for all of the ideas, this is definately good information for the next cranberry crisis.
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okay by some strange streak of unusally good luck we found fresh cranberries. Thanks for all of the ideas, this is definately good information for the next cranberry crisis.
So tell us. Where did yo find fresh cranberries in Germany? Inquiring minds want to know.
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