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Nov 27, 2009 11:34 AM

leftover fresh cranberries

I have about a pound of fresh cranberries that I didn't use and would like to bake something with them. Does anyone have any ideas for a cake or bread that would use fresh cranberries? I'm thinking they would go nicely with nuts or orange or lemon zest but don't have a recipe for it.

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    1. - pumpkin bread or muffins with ginger & pecans
      - cornbread or cornmeal muffins with meyer lemon

      my recipes call for gluten-free flours & ingredients, but if either of those sounds appealing to you, i'm sure you can search the home cooking board for a good base recipe and add the cranberries & juice/zest/nuts.

      for the record, if you don't want to use them right away, cranberries freeze extremely well.

      1. I like them (usually coarsely chopped) in any quick bread or muffin recipes, like banana bread, pumpkin bread, cranberry-orange, etc.

        This recent thread had lots of good-sounding recs for cranberry upside-down cake recipes, many with nuts:

        1. An out-of-the-box reply: Fill a clear vase with them and then fill with water. It will probably keep thru Christmas and looks really cool!

          1. The "Chow Recipe of the Day" for November 20th, is a spiced cranberry Sangria
            that sounds delicious. You might use your leftover berries for that. Or as another poster
            recommended, use them in a vase, but add some flowers. The berries will act like
            those glass marbles to hold the flowers.