While dried berries are expensive, when you make your own, you can save money and use them more often. Dried berries are a great way of getting a little extra fruit into your diet.

There are times when you might be stuck for ideas on how to use dried blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other similar items. Here are a few ideas for you to use.

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  1. Dried berries of all sorts taste great in muffins and cookies. Just add a half a cup to your regular recipe and you’re good to go. Of course, you can add more or less depending on how many you have and your own personal preferences.
  2. Yes, the berries work well in fudge too. Again, half a cup works well in most full recipes. For a greater and more mixed flavor, add more types of berries. For example, blueberries and strawberries or blueberries and cranberries are great combinations.
  3. Salads are becoming more popular options for having the dried fruit. Even McDonald’s has dried cranberries in one of theirs. Of course, cranberries do work well in most green salads but so can dried strawberries, raspberries, and more.
  4. Meat sauce might sound a bit strange but fruit can go very well with that pork chop and steak. Why not add a few dried strawberries to the apple sauce for your pork chop?

Okay, so that’s four ideas so far. If you have any more you’d like to add, feel free to leave a comment!

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