Beyond Sauce: 6 Things to Make with Cranberries

Staff Writer
These red berries are a bright addition to fall dishes

What will you make with cranberries this holiday?

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, when it comes to cranberries, the focus is primarily on the sauce. But the ruby-red berries can be used in a variety of different ways. Cranberries, whether cooked or dried, are versatile ingredients that add bright and tart notes to any dish.

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Although when eaten raw cranberries can be sour and slightly bitter, cooked or slightly sweetened dried cranberries are perfect additions to a multitude of dishes. This week, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty cranberry recipes. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Kate Dean of I Heart Eating incorporated cranberries into a quick bread batter to add tart and sweet flavors to breakfast (or dessert) bread. Dean is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
  • Milisa Armstrong of Miss in the Kitchen created miniature tarts with apples and cranberries for an irresistible fall dessert. Armstrong is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
  • The winner this week is Elsa Säätelä, the Travel editor at The Daily Meal. She created cranberry white chocolate cookies, which the office (mainly me) could not stop eating.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

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Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.