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.
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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.
No pie plate? No problem! This easy to assemble rustic tart is as easy as pie.
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.
These addictively crispy, chewy balls are full of my favorite combinations: dark chocolate-cranberry, honey-salt, and nut butters with a crunchy texture.
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 corn muffins have a crunchy top, and tart cranberries add bursts of zingy flavor. Perfect for freezing and re-toasting later.
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.
The traditional loaf gets an autumnal upgrade with cranberries.
The vibrant, tart-sweet juice from simmered fresh cranberries is accented with honey and thyme, yielding a flavorful, syrupy glaze for roast chicken.
It's Thanksgiving! It's Hanukkah! All at once! With this momentous overlap of food holidays, why decide on one type of cuisine? These jelly doughnuts, inspired by the Hanukkah specialty sufganiyot, have a Thanksgiving flair thanks to a cranberry sauce "jelly" inside.
This wintry chutney, spiced with clove and bright with cranberries and tangerine, is versatile for the holidays either as a gift or on a cheese tray. Plus, the natural pectin in the cranberries helps it set even with a short cooking time, so you can spend less time preserving and more time partying
Candied pecans are chopped and added into the cranberry sauce base after it has cooled slightly, giving the final sauce a sweet and nutty crunch.
Because of its bright citrus notes, New Amsterdam Gin easily makes the transition from G&T to toddy. Built on a base of fresh mint tea, this hot toddy is sweetened with ruby-hued cranberry syrup.
Slightly tannic cranberry syrup pairs perfectly with the mildly bitter, fruity Aperol in this festive (and fizzy) beverage.
This sangria, which starts with a base of red wine and has a supporting cast of Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon is bold, bitter, and complex.
Taking inspiration from another fall comfort—mulled wine—this version of cranberry sauce swaps water for red wine and adds in holiday spice in the form of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.