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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Granny Smith apples build on the already tart and sweet profile of cranberry sauce, and the addition of extra orange juice and orange zest gives adds a brightness.
Pear and ginger are a great contrasting pair, and worked very well in this cranberry sauce variation.
The original base comprised of cranberries, sugar, water, and salt. A couple tablespoons of fresh orange juice adds a nice sweet citrus compliment to the tartness of cranberries.
These Cranberry Sauce Cinnamon Rolls feature cranberry in the filling and the glaze, and are a delicious seasonal indulgence.
Yes, cranberry sauce is a given. You probably make a homemade version to accompany its canned brethren in order to appease the most strident of canned-sauce believers. But often homemade cranberry sauce recipes include a cascade of spices, fruit, and nuts to distract from the fact that the sauce is simply a frozen bag of bouncy fruits cooked up with far too much sugar. In Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well, Sam Sifton offers a straight-forward, yet well-balanced Basic Cranberry Sauce to counter all of those overwrought bowls of relish.
There's more than one way to enjoy cranberries this Thanksgiving than in gelatinous sauce form, and this cranberry-apple relish is a great alternative with some added bonuses.
In line with traditional cranberry sauce, the addition of pomegranate pushes the fruity flavor further without covering up that sweet and tart cranberry flavor you expect with your Thanksgiving dinner.
For this variation add spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves as well as orange juice and zest, then finish it off with a bit of spiced rum. The end result is incredible: a cranberry sauce that has a multidimensional array of seasonal flavors that fits seamlessly into any Thanksgiving meal.
When we're done with turkey sandwiches, and the carcass and leftover vegetables have made their way into soup, there's usually one straggler left in the fridge: cranberry sauce. It lasts a long time before spoiling, like any jam or jelly. But there comes a point where I've had enough cranberry-smeared toast and it's time to get creative with the last of it.
Sure, we found some store-bought cranberry sauce that was pretty decent in our recent taste test, but homemade is so much better, and best of all, it's absolutely blindingly simple to do.
A one pot wonder that cooks in 10 minutes, this cranberry chutney brings together the holiday flavors of sweet-tart cranberries, bright orange, and spicy ginger. A touch exotic, and touch homey, all at once.
Everyone loves an excuse to eat muffins, and the cleverest among us know it's all about the tops. So on Black Friday morning, when you're full but the extra cranberry sauce is staring you in the face, consider that excuse...
Really good cranberry sauce isn’t such a secret. It’s basically just a simple concoction of fresh cranberries, sugar, a little salt, and water. Boil for it for a scant five minutes, let cool, and it’s ready to go. Certainly not...