Wet cowberries for the winter

Wet cowberries for the winter

Lingonberry - berry useful. If you managed to collect it in sufficient quantity, it makes sense to prepare it for future use. During the year, it will be possible to use the berry for preparing fruit drinks, desserts, add it to salads, decorate cold snacks and hot dishes with it. Cranberries, which can be prepared for the winter in different ways (with sugar and without sugar), retain their useful properties, aesthetic appearance and peculiar only to her taste for a long time.

Cooking Features

Before choosing a recipe for wintering with the dried cowberry, it is worthwhile to study several recommendations:

  • Wash well and sort out the berry that you are going to soak. You need to inspect each copy, as rotted and dented for this purpose are not suitable.
  • Do not throw away the leaves of lingonberries, if they were with her - if you add them to the berries when soaking, it will become even more useful.
  • Do not use aluminum cookware for making berries - when coming into contact with the acid in the berries, it releases toxic substances. It is better to give preference to enamelled containers or stainless steel tanks, but you can also use food grade plastic. Glass jars are also suitable.
  • Antonov apples will help to emphasize the aroma of lingonberries. They should be cut into pieces and put on top of moistened lingonberries. It will be saturated with their aroma and will become even more appetizing.

Following these simple tips, it will turn out to prepare for the winter soaked lingonberries according to one or several favorite recipes.

Lingonberry in its own juice


  • lingonberries - 1 l;
  • water - 2, 5 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash the lingonberries and the dishes in which you plan to soak them. The glass jar is very well suited for this purpose. For reliability, it is better to sterilize it.
  • Put the lingonberries on the bottom. You can shift it with cranberry leaves, but this is not necessary.
  • Boil water and cool to room temperature. Pour the lingonberries.
  • Close the jar with parchment paper or a nylon lid with a slot (the slot can be made with a sharp knife) or round holes (such lids are usually used when preserving to drain the marinade from the jars). Additionally, the cover can be covered with gauze to protect against insects.
  • Put in a dark, cool place.

Ready cranberries in their own juice cranberries will be in a week. Benzoic acid, which is very much in the composition of this berry, will help her to keep it all winter. But from time to time it is necessary to pour water from a jar, topping up fresh one. You can make a delicious and healthy fruit juice from a canned juice, and use the berries themselves later.

Moistened lingonberries with sugar


  • lingonberries - 1 kg;
  • sugar - 0, 15 kg;
  • apple (optional) - 50 g;
  • salt - 2 g;
  • water - 1 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Pick and rinse the berry well. Let the water flow out.
  • Boil syrup from a liter of water, salt and sugar. Cool it down - it should not be hot, otherwise the berries will not retain their shape.
  • Spread the berries over the cans, filling them roughly “by the hangers”.
  • Place an apple on top (optional).
  • Pour syrup.
  • Cover the jar with gauze or close the lid with small holes.
  • Leave at room temperature for 3 weeks, then refrigerate.

It is possible to store soaked lingonberries at room temperature, but not for long (up to a month), therefore, if it can be stored in a cool place (cellar, refrigerator), it will not prevent her from using it.

Cowberries soaked with sugar can be used to make desserts and fruit drinks, and also serve tea instead of jam.

Lingonberry moistened with salt


  • lingonberries - 1 kg;
  • water - 1 l;
  • salt - 20 g;
  • sugar - 3 g;
  • Carnation - 1 pc.

Method of preparation:

  • Put the washed and dried lingonberries in sterilized jars.
  • Boil water, put cloves, salt and sugar in it, boil for a couple of minutes.
  • Cool the brine to room temperature, then fill the jars with lingonberries to the top.
  • Close tightly with lids and leave for a week at about 10 degrees.
  • After a specified time, remove for the winter in a cool place (up to 6 degrees).

Lingonberry moistened with salt is well suited for salads and other snacks.

Lingonberry with honey


  • lingonberries - 1 kg;
  • water - how much will leave;
  • salt - 2 g;
  • honey - 100 g;
  • cinnamon -? sticks;
  • carnation - 2 pcs.

Method of preparation:

  • Spread clean berries on sterilized jars, filling them up to the hangers.
  • Spread the spice on the jars.
  • Pour the berries with boiled but cool water and pour it into a bowl.
  • Dissolve honey in water poured from cans, heating the syrup in a water bath. Add a pinch of salt to the syrup.
  • Cool the syrup and fill it with lingonberries.
  • Close the cans with plastic covers and store them in a cool place in a dark place.

To eat lingonberries in honey pouring will be ready in a month. The filling itself is no less useful and tasty than the berry.

Spiced soaked cowberries


  • lingonberries - 1 kg;
  • water - 1 l;
  • salt - 10 g;
  • sugar - 40 g;
  • carnation - 7 pcs .;
  • allspice (peas) - 6 pcs .;
  • cinnamon - 1 stick.

Method of preparation:

  • Pour the right amount of water into the pan, put spices, salt and sugar in it.
  • Boil and boil until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Give the syrup time to cool and brew.
  • Lingonberries sort out, rinse, spread on banks (they need to be sterilized in advance).
  • Fill the berry with cooled syrup. Close the capron covers.

Store in a cool room, if this is not possible, you can leave it for the winter and at room temperature, but in this case it is better to eat it before the end of winter.

Each recipe for soaked lingonberries is good in its own way. If there are enough berries, you can use several, especially since it will not take much power.

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