The Best Cranberry Sauces
Jellied Cranberry Sauce With Fuji Apple
Cook the cranberries for a few minutes until they burst and form a sauce. To mold the sauce so it's sliceable, she adds an apple, which is loaded with pectin, a natural gelling agent.
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Cranberry, Ginger and Orange Chutney
This chunky cranberry chutney is super-fresh-tasting because the cranberries are simmered briefly and the orange sections are added near the end of cooking.
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Cranberry, Clementine & Pumpkin Seed Conserve
Cranberries only need to be cooked for a few minutes before they burst and form a sauce. The addition of clementine and pumpkin seeds gives this dish a punch of flavor.
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Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Gary Vaynerchuk prefers "real cranberry sauce" with chunks of whole fruit over the smooth canned-and-jellied kind.
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Brown Butter-Cranberry Tart
This is a terrific cross between a tart and a cake; it has a crisp, delicate crust as well as a cakey filling made with nutty browned butter and vanilla bean. Top it with delicious fresh cranberries.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Pear Pastry
Canned pears, chopped white chocolate and dried cranberries make a fabulous filling for this no-fuss fruit pie, made simple in a flaky puff pastry crust.
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Fresh fruit and Hendricks gin gives this drink a refreshing twist.
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Pear & Dried Cranberry Strudel
For most of us, rich strudel wouldn't be an everyday affair. But with walnut oil (instead of butter) and fresh pears, it can become a decadence-free indulgence, perfect for your next dinner party. Serve it with frozen nonfat vanilla yogurt.
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Saucy Cranberry Maple Pudding Cake
Crusty but tender and buttery cornmeal cake over juicy, tart cranberries in maple syrup is not quite pudding and not quite cake. Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is a perfect topper, but the pudding is addictive on its own.
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Quail With Ginger-Cranberry Pilaf
Here, we sear quail in a skillet and then finish them in the oven over a bed of pear- and cranberry-studded brown-rice pilaf. Although they look like they might be tricky to prepare, quail couldn’t be easier to roast.
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Hoisin & Cranberry Roasted Chicken
Mild-mannered chicken breast sings when it’s doused in a sweet-and-salty cranberry-hoisin pan sauce. Serve with roasted acorn squash and sautéed chard or kale.
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Cinnamon Bread Pudding With Cranberry-Raisin Sauce
Pungent and aromatic cinnamon perfumes this bread pudding and sweet-tart sauce. The sauce, made with cranberries and golden raisins, gets a toasty flavor from mustard seeds and a touch of heat from chile peppers.
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Easy Pork Chop Saute With Cranberries
Cranberries can be momentary pleasures, just around for late autumn - that is, unless you think to stock ahead. Buy a packet or two for the freezer so you can make this quick supper all year long.
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Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade
Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich.
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Deliciously addictive, these simple fruit candies have an intense cranberry-raspberry flavor and a consistency vaguely reminiscent of soft gumdrops. The individual candies are normally rolled in granulated sugar, but sifted powdered sugar also works.
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Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies
These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch, and you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many cookies as you need.
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Start your day off right with these easy pancakes, packed with cranberry's sour spike. One of you can make the coffee and heat the maple syrup while the other makes the pancakes. It's instant relationship bliss.
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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
This rustic cake is a delicious alternative to pie and uses one of the tastiest fruits of the fall harvest—cranberries. The basic recipe is very versatile and can be made with apples, pears, peaches, plums or any full-flavored, slightly acidic fruit.
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There may be as many versions of muesli as there are breakfast cereals, but this one's modeled after the original Swiss dish, a combination of overnight-soaked grains, nuts, dried fruit and yogurt.
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Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers
Our usual problem with turkey burgers is the dry, chewy texture of the cooked meat. The usual solution is to add fat, but a little sautéed onion, dried cranberries and soaked couscous work even better without larding down this healthy main course.
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Cranberry & Ruby Grapefruit Compote
Light enough to follow even a substantial meal, this pretty compote has a refreshing balance of sweet and tart flavors. Serve with vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert or with plain yogurt for breakfast or brunch.
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Looking for a new way to create the classic cranberry dish? Jazz up your Thanksgiving table with some of our best (and highly recommended) cranberry recipes. Putting a twist on Thanksgiving's most colorful staple dish has never been so easy. Get ready for rave reviews.
Whether you want a traditional cranberry sauce recipe or a new dish altogether, check out the slideshow above for cranberry inspiration.