Cranberries are the State Fruit of Wisconsin, and for good reason.

According to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association:

The cranberry, once called “crane berry” by settlers because of its blossom’s resemblance to the sandhill crane, is best known for its place on the Thanksgiving table.


Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the U.S.; almost 60% of the total production. The cranberry industry is the state’s largest fruit industry, contributing nearly $350 million annually to the state’s economy and supporting approximately 7,200 jobs.

Cranberries are also the Official State Berry of Massachusetts

The following recipe is a great classroom recipe to share with your state report project.

Ingredients for Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf

  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 Tblsp butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions for Cranberry Rice Pilaf

  1. Rinse and drain rice; place in a saucepan.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in barley, cranberries, currants and butter.
  5. Spoon into a greased 1-1/2 qt. baking dish.
  6. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  7. Add almonds and fluff with a fork.

6-8 servings

Recipe courtesy of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association




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APA style
Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf – Wisconsin State Fruit. (2010, June 17). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 02:59, April 28, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/03/cranberry-wild-rice-pilaf-wisconsin-state-fruit/
MLA style
admin, “Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf – Wisconsin State Fruit.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 17 June 2010, 22:34 UTC. . 28 Apr 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/03/cranberry-wild-rice-pilaf-wisconsin-state-fruit/>.
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The Chicago Manual of Style
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admin, Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf – Wisconsin State Fruit [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2010 June 17, 22:34 UTC [cited 2017 Apr 28]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/03/cranberry-wild-rice-pilaf-wisconsin-state-fruit/.
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