HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >


What is something new to try with cranberry sauce? [Moved from South board]

Anyone in my family can tell you, I am a cranberry sauce obsessive, I love the stuff on sandwiches, meats of all types, and straight outta the can. :p

So what are some new things I can try with my favorite canned good?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake. But it uses FRESH cranberries. Way better.


    1. I like to spread cranberry sauce in the bottom of the ramekins and then make creme brulee as I normally would.

      Also, here are two other recent threads about what to do with leftover cranberry sauce. But that would work with nonleftovers too.

      1. Chicken liver pate! Yum.

        1. deep fried brie or camembert with cranberry sauce or jelly.

          1. Add some cranberry sauce over the top of your favorite vannila ice cream.

            Make a pie with cranberry instead of strawberry.

            Top some on a slice angel food cake or cheese cake.

            Cranberry muffins.

            1. Mix with some port (or red wine), squeeze of orange, squeeze of lemon, maybe a little mustard - as a sauce for duck breasts.

              1. i don't even remember what the canned stuff tastes like - it's been years. but i love homemade cranberry sauce, and i use it in a ton of ways.

                try mixing it into cottage cheese or yogurt, or swirling it into your breakfast oatmeal.

                1. I swirl whole cranberry sauce (homemade is better!) into a butter/sour cream pound cake along with 1 cup toasted, chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds). People always rave about unusual flavor and it keeps the cake very moist, freezes really well. Don't have the recipe handy, but let me know if you are interested and I can get it.

                  1. Full disclosure - I can not eat this recipe any longer, but jfood's mom made it all the time and many like it. Eat it at your own risk. Gee isn't that a trailer you want to go out and rent the movie for.

                    1 cut up chicken
                    1 can of cranberry sauce (whole berry)
                    1 bottle Milano 1890 dressing
                    1 pkg lipton onion soup

                    Mix the bottom three together. Place everything in a pyrex dish and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Serve with baked potatoes and the cranberry stuff on top of that too.

                    If you enjoy please post, you are a better man than jfood charlie brown.

                    1. This is a cranberry sauce casserole that a friend's mother made for us years ago. She served it with a pork tenderloin, green beans and roasted new potatoes.

                      Melt 2 Tbl. butter in the bottom of a 1 quart casserole. Top the butter with chunky cinnamon applesauce. Top the applesauce with a can of whole berry cranberry sauce.
                      Now make an oatmeal, flour, butter and pecan crumble and spread on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

                      1. Folks - please post any recipes on the Home Cooking board.


                        1. There a cranberry "salsa" recipe I found here: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=713.... I add lots of extra jalapenos and use real cream cheese ... and call it cranberry dip (so not a salsa in my mind!)

                          1. In "Jean Anderson Cooks" she has a recipe for Jugged Beef with Cranberries and Mushrooms that includes whole cranberry sauce and is just wonderful.

                            1. My classic post Thanksgiving sandwich that I make for those around me... white bread, butter and gravy, stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, a slice of gravy soaked bread, mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry, buttered bread. Eat, then nap.

                              Good topping for buttermilk biscuits.

                              Swirl into oatmeal w/ sliced almonds or crushed hazelnuts.

                              With a crusted pork loin

                              add to tuna salad or better yet chicken salad (along w/ a little honey, poppy seeds, diced celery, and pecans if you like)

                              mix w/ cream cheese and spread on a toasted bagel or roll the cream cheese in nuts to make a cheese ball

                              1. Mixed in with my oatmeal in the morning. The kids love it as well. Great way to get rid of leftover sauce from the holidays.