Cranberries aren't just for saucing. Chefs from around the country weigh in with their favorite sweet/tart recipes perfect for fall.
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I take sweet Northern-style cornbread and make it even sweeter with honey—it's the perfect counterpoint to the tart fresh cranberries and bright orange zest in this recipe.
Incorporating the classic flavors of cranberry sauce--tart cranberries, the warm spice of orange zest, and a kick of ginger--this drink re-imagines the timeless flavors of the season.
The smoky flavor of a grill-roasted or barbecued turkey needs a sauce that can stand up to extra flavor. This spicy jalapeño-cranberry sauce, with a hint of lime and a splash of smoky mezcal, is the condiment for the job.
Not much can trump a freshly made fruit pie with homemade pie dough. But let's be honest, few of us ever feel like making one. For me, a rustic pie—if you want to be fancy you can call it a galette—is a heck of a lot less stressful and no less satisfying. This one has a deep, concentrated apple flavor dotted with tart cranberries and a warm, flaky crust that doesn't get soggy as it sits.
No pie plate? No problem! This easy to assemble rustic tart is as easy as pie.
Cranberry cocktails don't get much respect. Perhaps that's because they tend to be pretty boring: just sweetened juice spiked with whatever booze is handy. While cranberries are one of fall's signature flavors, a cranberry-vodka or a Sea Breeze feels a little too summery. And a bit too casual for serving at the holiday dinner table. But this cranberry cocktail, enriched with sherry and a splash of rum, is a different beast altogether.
Cranberry juice gets a sophisticated touch with the help of sherry in this aperitif cocktail.
It's easy to get friendly with mezcal when you're drinking this refreshing cranberry and basil-flavored spin on a classic julep.
While this pink concoction, made with pineapple, apple, and fresh cranberries, is intended as a morning juice or afternoon pick-me-up, it would be completely at home in a cocktail glass.
These addictively crispy, chewy balls are full of my two favorite combinations: dark chocolate-cranberry and honey-salt.
These addictively crispy, chewy balls are full of my favorite combinations: dark chocolate-cranberry, honey-salt, and nut butters with a crunchy texture.
For those of you who can't get enough cranberries at Thanksgiving dinner, we've got a recipe that mixes them with buttermilk and orange zest, turning out a balanced pie with sweet and sour elements.
Tart and creamy with a hit of citrus, Cranberry Chess Pie from The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie uses buttermilk and orange zest to take the typecast cranberry from sidekick to star.
These mini pear and cranberry pies are sweet-tart with a buttery crumb topping.
These crunchy cakes have tart cranberries for a burst of zingy flavor. They're perfect for freezing and re-toasting later.
These corn muffins have a crunchy top, and tart cranberries add bursts of zingy flavor. Perfect for freezing and re-toasting later.
Three-quarters of American homes serve store-bought cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, and many people actually prefer it. It's useful to have on hand if you forget to make your own—and there are plenty of ways to use it!
Use ALL of your leftovers this Thanksgiving weekend. Here's one for finishing up cranberry sauce.
A standard sour cream coffeecake, dense and rich, is crusted with a cookie-like covering of almonds, and scented with orange zest. In the middle, dollops of rescued cranberry sauce.