Fall is the time of year that you can find cranberries in your local market. Cranberries may be tart but there are all sorts of ways to use cranberries in cooking to satisfy those cranberry cravings. Here are my top five recipes for using cranberries.
Cranberry Vanilla Muffins
What better way to celebrate a special day than with a delicious muffin? In this recipe half a vanilla bean is ground right into the sugar to dominate the flavor of the muffin. Use fresh cranberries or those frozen cranberries in the freezer or even try dried cranberries to whip up a batch of these delicious Cranberry Vanilla Muffins.
Cranberry Orange Scones
Still celebrating? What better way to celebrate than with these feathery light scones. Enjoy the wonderful tart contrast of cranberries and orange zest. I cut the scones into heart shapes for a Valentine’s Day treat! Plus I got to use up some of the frozen cranberries in my freezer!
Cranberry Apple Pie
I will forever be grateful for my (ex) brother-in-law for introducing me to this delicious pie. Whenever we spend Thanksgiving with family I make this pie. After all these years when I think of Thanksgiving I think of a Cranberry Apple Pie.
Cranberry Orange Marmalade
This is a wonderful recipe to make when cranberries are at their peak between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The scarlet cranberry lends a tartness to compliment the orange of this marmalade. Beside satisfying your cranberry cravings this marmalade makes an excellent gift in your next gift basket!
Cranberry Apple Pear Relish
My supply of apples and pears seems to be endless this year! I was looking for something different to make and found this recipe. Not only did it use apples and pears but I was even able to use up some frozen cranberries I had. This relish is perfect to serve with poultry or to serve as an appetizer with crackers and cheese.