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fresh cranberries ideas

Any ideas with fresh cranberries besides sauce. Kroger has them fresh on sale and trying to decide if good with cookies or muffins. Can you even eat the raw but I do not think good that way. Any ideas before I go buy a bag and stuck trying to find ways to use them. Thanks

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Asked by momindiana at 11:27 AM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Cranberry orange muffins or bread is really yummy. I got a bag and tossed them into the freezer. I would love to make an apple pie with cranberries in it and stuffing with a few tossed in it also.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:32 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • cranberry orange relish

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 12:50 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Add them to banana or pumpkin bread or cranberry bread is so delicious.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:33 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Cranberry-Orange Muffins
    1/2 cup melted butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 teaspoon orange flavoring (optional)
    1/4 cup milk
    1 cup orange juice
    1 1/4 cups flour
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 Tablespoon orange peel
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup thawed and drained frozen cranberries or fresh cranberries

    Set oven to 400 degrees.
    Line muffin cups with paper baking cups. Spray inside baking cups with non-stick spray.
    In a bowl, blend together melted butter and brown sugar using a wooden spoon. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla, orange flavoring, if using, milk and orange juice.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:34 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • continued:
    In another bowl, combine the flours, orange peel, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and pour in orange juice/milk mixture. Blend JUST until combined. Blend cranberries with a little flour. Gently stir in cranberries. Divide batter between prepared muffin tins.
    Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until muffins test done. Turn out on a cooling rack.
    Optional topping: while muffins are still warm, dip tops in melted butter, then in turbinado sugar (course grain sugar)
    Note: these muffins freeze beautifully.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:35 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Cranberries freeze well.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:38 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • There are many great recipes for cranberries from cranberry sauce, to cranberry compote, to muffins, to cranberries with other ingredients like pumpkin bread. or cranberry bread. I've also seen them used with vegetable dishe too.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • if you want to stock up while they are on sale, just throw them in the freezer in the bag they come in or in a ziploc bag. i buy them when on sale too and freeze them, every year. i usually end up giving them to my mother because she forgets to buy them and needs them for homemade sauce.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 3:10 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

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