Written by Tamberlyn Dobrowski
Photography by Taylor Mathis
You can whip up sauces, chutneys, and jellies. Crush them to make juice or dry them to sprinkle on salads. If you are truly ambitious, gather family and friends for a cranberry-stringing party! (Be sure to supply plenty of marshmallow-topped hot cocoa and sugar cookies.) For a festive addition to your holiday table, float them in champagne flutes.
Cranberries—deep red in color and tart in taste—are a must-have on the season’s tables. This year, dare to go beyond the tried-and-true sauce and try these recipes. Your guests will love you for it.
These cranberry poppers burst in your mouth and are tart and sweet. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.
Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes are a go-to for me, one bowl and easy ingredients. This cake is not too sweet or too spicy, and so beautiful when you cut and see the red cranberries. It also freezes well.
Cranberry and Orange Granola
I love homemade Christmas gifts from the kitchen. Granola is perfect to give. Candied orange peel is the star of this granola. It will keep up to 2 weeks in an airtight container making it easy to have on hand when you have guests. Top ice cream, yogurt, or fruit for a little sweet and crunch.