Sorghum Pepita and Dried Cranberries

This recipe for Sorghum Pepita and Dried Cranberries is a delicious and healthy side dish. It is made with sorghum pearls, which are a type of grain that is high in fiber and protein. The dried cranberries add sweetness and tartness, and the pepitas add crunch and flavor. This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal, and it can also be served as a salad or a snack.

Ingredients 25 servings 50 servings 75 Servings 100 Servings
Pearled Sorghum Grain 1 pound(s) 2 pound(s) 3 pound(s) 4 pound(s)
Water, Tap 1.5 quart(s) 3 quart(s) 1 gallon(s)+2cup(s) 1.5 gallon(s)
Salt, Table 1 tablespoon(s) 2 tablespoon(s) 3 tablespoon(s) 4 tablespoon(s)
Bacon, Turkey, Raw 8 ounce(s)

1 pound(s)

1.5 pound(s) 2 pound(s)
Seeds, Pumpkin, Whole, Toasted, without Salt Added 1.5 cup(s) 1.5 pint(s) 1 quart(s)+1cup(s) 1.5 quart(s)
Juice, Apple, Unsweetened 3 cup(s) 1.5 quart(s) 2 quart(s)+1cup(s) 3 quart(s)
Cranberries, Dried, Sweetened 3 cup(s 1.5 quart(s) 2 quart(s)+1cup(s) 3 quart(s)
Spearmint, Chopped 2 ounces(s) 0.5 cup(s) 6 ounces(s) 1 cup(s)
Rice Wine Vinegar 4 fluid ounces(s) 1 cup(s) 1.5 cup(s) 2 cup(s)
Honey 4 fluid ounces(s) 1 cup(s) 1.5 cup(s) 2 cup(s)


  • See above table for scaled ingredient requirements


  1. Cook the bacon crispy and drain on paper towels. When cool, crumble the bacon and reserve for the recipe.
  2. Heat the apple juice (or cider) to a boil, remove from the stove and then add the cranberries and cover. Allow the cranberries to plump (absorb the juice) while cooking the sorghum pearls. The dry cranberries will absorb the apple juice almost completely and what is not absorbed will be added to the mix.
  3. Add the salt to the water and bring to a boil. Then add the sorghum pearls and cook for 45 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Refrigerate the sorghum pearls to cool completely, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. This recipe is served cold and makes an excellent side dish.

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