Summer cranberry recipes
So... like (almost?) everyone, I think, I associate cranberries with fall and winter.
But I have a bag of cranberries I threw in the freezer last winter just sitting there -- I'm moving in a few weeks and want to use my frozen food up. Any ideas for something that might still be appealing in June or July? Maybe something that doesn't have those "holiday" seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc?
I found one recipe for an oat-cranberry-banana muffin and another for a zucchini cranberry bread -- they seemed like the might be OK but I'm looking for any other suggestions.
I just saw a bag of cranberries in my freezer, too! There are lots of cranberry salsa recipes on line, but I don't have a lot of the ingredients right now. You might find something that works for you.
I made a cranberry curd one fall and put it in little filo cups, topped with whipped cream. This recipe looks like what I did, although I don't remember that many eggs. I think I'll make this today and can it. At least it will be out of the freezer!
Combine them with other berries, fresh or frozen, to make a mixed berry pie, crisp, or cobbler. You'll need to sweeten more than if they weren't included. Pears and cranberries work well in these preparations, too.
Cook them with sugar or other real or artificial sweetener until they start to pop. Cool. Prepare a package of berry or cherry jello (there's even cranberry jello), but instead of the cold water use a cup of the cooked berries and their juice. Or use bottled cranberry juice, boiling hot, and plain gelatin instead of boiling water and flavored jello.
Wow such great suggestions.
I run the cranberries thru a food mill and use the broken berries for muffins, yogurt, pancakes, etc. and the juice for marinades, cocktails, ice cubes and salad dressing.
Or render them down with some red wine and basalmic vinegar and make a sauce for things like pork chops or loin.