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Leftover cranberry ideas...

thursday Dec 5, 2009 11:15 AM

A friend brought a homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving - all it is is cranberries mixed with sugar and water and microwaved to gel. No one ate any but her, so we have about a cup and a half of it left. I'm not a huge fan of cranberries in general, but I like them in breads...what can I do with this stuff? I'm thinking of just adding a little orange peel and making bread, but I have no idea of the proportions or anything. Any ideas?

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  1. rworange RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 11:28 AM

    Not a bread, but you can add it to yogurt. Maybe if you like it in bread you would like it stirred into hot oatmeal. Youcould also chop up some apples and nuts and have a tasty bowl of oatmeal.

    Here's a recipe for cranberry sauce muffins

    Here are a few others - cranberry sauce nut bread, plain cranberry and one using frozen bread dough

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      coll RE: rworange Dec 5, 2009 12:33 PM

      I also have been eating it half and half with Greek yogurt, nice change for breakfast. I'll have to try it in oatmeal tomorrow. I made two kinds but everyone ate the canned (peons!)

    2. Caitlin McGrath RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 12:04 PM

      This apple-cranberry crumb pie is excellent and easy, and uses cranberry sauce, just for a non-bread idea that might appeal.


      1. PolarBear RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 12:15 PM

        I got into making cottage cheese pancakes then adding small droplets of the cranberry sauce just prior to flipping them, turned out great.

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          HillJ RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 12:24 PM


          I made this super easy cranberry-nut bar w/our leftover sauce sub'ing the corn syrup for brown rice syrup and managed to use that up too. They were very good.

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            appycamper RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 12:34 PM

            spread it in a layer in a bread pudding? i do this with my croissant bread pudding and a layer of crumbled fruitcake.

            teaspoon of the cranberry sauce in a cosmopolitan?

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              Val RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 12:35 PM

              Here's a nice cranberry coffee cake...co-workers make happy comments when I bring it in:


              1. Emme RE: thursday Dec 5, 2009 09:31 PM

                stir into oatmeal.

                serve it over cheese blintzes.

                layer it into trifle.

                mix with cream cheese to make a spread for bagels, toast, banana bread, etc.

                season two thick pork chops with salt, freshly ground pepper and a little rosemary and grill to desired doneness on a grill pan or countertop grill. Meanwhile, in a small sauté pan in 1 Tablespoon butter sauté a chopped apple or two 'til they start to turn golden. Add a small dash of cinnamon, a smaller dash of cloves, a dash of salt, freshly ground pepper, and 1 Tablespoon brown sugar; stir 'til sugar is melted. Add some chopped walnuts or pecans, mix in an amount of cranberry sauce equal to the apple mixture, and serve warm with the grilled pork chops.

                Heat and thin with a little apple juice and honey, and use as dip for chicken or smoked sausages.

                Mix with butter 2:1 and top waffles.

                Mix with mayo and rosemary... use as spread for turkey sandwich on rosemary foccacia.

                Cranberry Fizz... put some in a champagne glass, then fill with champagne, 7-up or fizzy water...

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