Apparently, it is pretty easy to dry your own berries, especially if you don’t want the added sugar that always comes in the packaged kind. Today I gave it a whirl. My method is adapted from this post from the Cranberry Moms blog that I found. For this post I will use cranberries as an example, but I’ve heard that you can do this same thing for almost any berries (blueberries, etc).
Preheat oven to 150-200 degrees.
Boil 2 cups of water. Turn burner off.
Submerge 1 (12oz) package of cranberries in the water. You will hear something to the effect of “squishhhh….whoosh….pthh…” as the berries will begin to “pop” and split.
In a couple minutes, when the berries have stopped popping, drain the pan and spread the cranberries on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 150-200 degrees overnight (6-8 hours) until berries are completely dried and not sticky.