First sort out any soft berries and stems. Rinse berries in cold water, drain well and use as the recipe directs. There are three cups of cranberries in a 12 oz. bag of Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries. If using frozen cranberries, do not thaw them before using. Your recipe should specify whether to use chopped cranberries or not. If it doesn't, be sure to measure your cranberries before chopping them. Follow this guide:

  • If the recipe says to use "1 cup chopped cranberries" chop the cranberries first, then measure them.
  • If the recipe says to use "1 cup cranberries, chopped" measure the cranberries first, then chop them.