Lingonberries are small red berries that grow in the northern forests and tundra. They are quite popular in Russian and Scandinavian cuisines and are usually picked wild.
The berries are quite tart, so they are often cooked and sweetened before eating in the form of lingonberry compote, juice, smoothie, syrup jam and sauce. The best similar berry would be cranberry. Berries have a bounty of nutritional benefits and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Finding lingonberries could be a challenge unless you live where they grow so frozen Lingonberry berries would be the best next thing. But like I said if you can’t find them you can absolutely substitute with the cranberries. Lingonberries have many culinary uses and making a delicious sauce to accompany meats is one of them. Traditional Swedish meatballs are always served with a side of this mouthwatering sweet and tart sauce.
You can also step up your game and use this flavorful sauce in place of a classic cranberry sauce for the Thanksgiving feast. Everyone will be very impressed since lingonberries are a little bit sweeter and not that tart, but bursting with cranberry flavors.To make the sauce is a breeze, with just three ingredients and under a half hour you can have unique and flavorful sauce that pair wonderfully with you favorite meats.