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What Bracha do you make on craisins (dried cranberries)? Is it a HaAdama as fresh cranberries or is it Shehakol as it is dried with a significant amount of sugar? Sources please.

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What Bracha do you make on fresh cranberries? Seems like eating a raw lemon to me. – Anon_2Kislev71 Jan 14 '11 at 17:21
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It's the same as Cranberries. So whatever you hold for them you hold for Craisins (dried cranberries)

Source: http://www.hakhel.info/archivesCABs/HAKHELCOMMUNITYAWARENESSBULLETIN9.pdf

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Cranberries themselves are debated, as they are botanically fruit (i.e. perennials), but they grow very close to the ground. The former criterion would make them "ha'etz"; the latter is the reason many say "ha'adama" (which I believe is quoted in a popular Artscroll bracha book). – Shalom Jan 14 '11 at 13:23
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@Shalom Laws of Brochos (Artscroll published - Rabbi Forst author) says haeitz. Halachos of Brochos (Feldheim published - Rabbi Bodner author) says haadama) - IF I remember correctly. – yydl Jan 14 '11 at 19:36

They are ha'eitz because they still resemble the original fruit. http://chabad.org/1770274

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