Fresh cranberries are often overlooked due to their tartness. However, there are ways to balance their sourness with sweetness. One can wash and chop the cranberries, then coat them in sugar or other sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. After a few minutes, the sugar will mix with the cranberries' juices, reducing their tartness. These sweetened cranberries can be used in various recipes, both savory and sweet, to enhance flavors. Incorporating sweetness can transform even the tartest cranberries into something delicious.