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    Chopping dried cranberries - help!

    How can I fine chop dehydrated cranberries without them sticking to the knife/ scissors?
    I'm in mid recipe and finding it a mess .
    Ginny

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    Maybe you could throw them in the food processor for a few pulses? I confess, the few times I have made recipes asking me to chop them, I skipped doing it. Life's too short to chop dried cranberries.
    Anne

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    Skip it . . . it's the equivalent of chopping raisins and not worth the effort.
    Work is the ruin of the drinking classes.

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    Skip it or spray your knife with Pam spray.

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    I've chopped them successfully in the food processor without any problems with sticking. Chopping with a knife does not work, take my word on this!

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    If I actually chop it I spray or wipe the blade(s) with oil.

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    Talking Thanks for the replies

    I like the "skip it" answers best.
    That's on a par with my culinery skills .
    Happy T' Day, everyone !
    Ginny

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    Smile chopping cranberries

    For all you cranberry choppers, this is what I find works very well. Spread out the dried cranberries in a single layer. Lightly spray a rotary pizza cutter with pam and start chopping. I just did a cranberry cooking recipe and chopping this way worked very well. I was about to go with the 'skip it too' until I tried this method. Have fun!!!

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    Or just toss them with a tiny bit of flour, then chop. It works with dates, so it will probably work with cranberries!
    Kay
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