How do you make wild cranberry sauce?

In a saucepan, mix:

  1. 2 cups of cranberries.
  2. 2/3 cup orange juice.
  3. 2/3 to 1 cup of sugar, to taste.
  4. 1 tsp dried orange or lemon rind (optional)

Are Lowbush cranberries edible?

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer. This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce.

What is a Lowbush cranberry?

Plant: Low-bush cranberry, or lingonberry, is a small, mat-forming, evergreen shrub. It has thick, oval, shiny green leaves; pink, bell-shaped flowers; and edible, sour, round, red berries. The plant grows in Kodiak’s open woods, bogs, and tundra habitats.

How do you make highbush cranberry sauce?


  1. 3 cups (1 lb) highbush cranberries.
  2. ¼ cup white wine vinegar*
  3. 1/2 cup dry white wine*
  4. 3/4 cup water.
  5. ½ cup apple sauce or more to thicken to taste.
  6. Zest of ¼ an orange.
  7. ½ oz piece of ginger grated*
  8. Tiny pinch each ground cloves and allspice.

How do you use highbush cranberries?

Preparation: Many people prefer the taste of cooked highbush cranberries, and the fruit is often used in jams, jellies, wines, and sauces to accompany meat. Although the berries taste good, they smell like dirty socks when cooking. Juice from simmered berries can be used for jelly or canned for later use.

Where do Lowbush cranberries grow?

You can find Lowbush Cranberries practically everywhere in Alaska! They grow best on the tundra and beneath birch and spruce trees. Found on low evergreen shrubs with dark green leaves, low bush cranberries are bright red in color with a very tart but flavorful taste.

What kind of cranberries grow in Alaska?

Alaska’s Wild Fruit – The Cranberry

  • Lowbush cranberries, or lingonberries, are often plentiful in our forests, mountain slopes, and tundra.
  • Highbush cranberries … well, spoiler alert, these are not true cranberries.

Can you eat highbush cranberry?

Edible Qualities: The fruits/drupes can be eaten raw (though not very tasty that way) or cooked, and like cranberries, they are rich in vitamin C and so have a tart, acid taste (the taste is best after a frost and when picked slightly under-ripe).