Use for cranberries that ISN'T sauce
- juliejulez Nov 14, 2012 03:03 PM
So I bought cranberries (just your basic Ocean Spray bag) in preparation to make cranberry sauce. But now my cousin is making it so I have a bag of cranberries to use for something. Doesn't need to be Thanksgiving related, I can use them afterwards. Can be either sweet or savory.
So, what's your favorite ways to use cranberries that ISN'T in sauce?
Yup - another vote for a quick bread. There are dozens (if not hundreds) of recipes for breads utilizing fresh cranberries. My favorites always involve oranges as well. Do a websearch on "Cranberry Orange Bread". You'll be inundated with great recipes.
In fact, if I have the time I try to alway make a loaf the day before Thanksgiving that hubby & I can enjoy - shmeered with whipped cream cheese - for breakfast before the hard-core cooking commences.
(In fact, do a search right here on Chowhound - they have a good-looking recipe for "Cranberry Orange Quick Bread".)
as previous posters have said, they're great in quick breads.
- corn bread
- dark chocolate & cranberry tart
- oatmeal cookies
- BBQ sauce
- with sautéed brussels sprouts or green beans
- in a glaze or reduction for duck, pork or salmon
- in a couscous, quinoa or rice pilaf with toasted nuts, fresh mint & crumbled feta or goat cheese
- in stuffing
Okay, so the taste was very good, but I had two quality issues caused by my need to modify for low carb... the erythritol still had too much cooling effect, will blend with it, sweetzfree and some xylitol next time. The other issue was texture; because carbalose has so much fiber, you need to use less to avoid baking a dry brick... I think I needed to use a bit more than I did, it didn't hold together well. Really, tasty and easy, though, thanks, GG! Your comment about the almond extract was dead on, too. Very key to the taste.