I case you don’t have experience with raw cranberries, here are a few tips. They come in 12 oz. bags in the produce section. They used to come in 16 ounce bags, so be careful if your recipe calls for a 1 pound bag.
Also it seems to me that the cranberries you buy early in the holiday season are of better quality than those offered late in the season. Makes sense to me. So buy them early & put them in the fridge until you need them. They last just fine.
When ready to use them, wash them in a bowl of warm water & throw out any bad ones. I toss those that are too soft and too white. I wash them 3 times to be sure I didn’t miss any bad ones and to be sure they are clean. It’s like playing in a cranberry bog. Today I washed 24 ounces (2 bags) of cranberries & got 6 cups of good berries from it. Other times I have gotten less when I bought the berries late in the season.
You can freeze raw cranberries still in the bag without washing them to use other times of the year. Since I have some left over from my recipe I’ll freeze the washed berries. I prefer to wash them & pick out the bad ones before freezing because it’s hard to pick them over when they are frozen. It’s hard on your hands in the really cold water and it’s also a lot harder to tell if a berry is too soft when it’s frozen! lol I’ll just put these berries in a zipper top bag & they’re ready to go into any recipe I want. I do the same with blueberries to freeze.