Apple Ginger Cranberry Sauce

This is an extrmely versatile cranberry sauce, pleasing the palettes of most everyone, while tasting delightful and fallish with a unique, subtle and spicy gingery twist! Also a delicous accompaniment to pork!

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Apple-Cranberry Bubbly

Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup water ¼ cup frozen cranberries, chopped 1 apple, cored and chopped fine Directions In a small saucepan over medium heat, add cranberries, apples, water and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Let simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Cool, blend and strain. Place 1-2 ounces […]

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Cilantro Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce

This spicy sauce is perfect for a south-of-the-border themed Thanksgiving. Try it with a chipotle glazed turkey, corn bread jalapeño stuffi ng, corn mashed potatoes, and green chili gravy.

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Cranberry & Thyme Sparkler

Serves 6 Ingredients ½ cup cranberries ½ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 few fresh thyme sprigs 1 cinnamon stick Sparkling water or sparkling wine Cranberries and thyme leaves for garnish Directions Combine the cranberries, sugar, water, fresh thyme and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and heat to high heat. Stir until the sugar […]

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Cranberry Gin & Tonics

Makes one drink INGREDIENTS 1 lime wedge 4-5 cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 teaspoon sugar 2 ounces gin Tonic water PREPARATION Lightly crush the lime wedge, sugar and cranberries in a 10 to 12-ounce glass with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Next, add gin. Fill the glass with ice and top […]

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Elk & Cranberry Stew

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium onion, chopped small ½ cup celery, chopped fine 2 pounds elk stew meat, chopped in 1 inch cubes 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 3 cups […]

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Orange Thyme Cranberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup light brown sugar or turbinado sugar Zest of 1 orange Juice of one orange ½ cup fresh thyme leaves 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup water Directions Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook until cranberries begin to burst. Reduce heat […]

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Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Muffins

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans  (optional) 1 tablespoon […]

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Pear and Cranberry Bellini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pears, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons brown sugar Prosecco PREPARATION In a small saucepan, add pears and cranberries and cook until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add to blender. Blend until smooth and strain through fine mesh strainer. […]

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Pear and Cranberry Galette

Makes 1 large Galette INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons ice-cold sweet wine For the Galette Filling: 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch […]

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Pear Cardamom Ginger Chutney

This cranberry sauce alternative is exotic and decadent while still remaining seasonal and partners with turkey exceptionally well. This sweet and spicy chutney will wow your Thanksgiving guests with tingling delight!

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Spiced (Right) Cranberry Pear Coffee Cake

Makes 1 large round cake Ingredients For the crumb 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup chopped nuts (ideally pecans) 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted 2 large pears, cored and cubed […]

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Sage Rolls with Pumpkin Butter

Makes about 24 rolls Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 1 teaspoon dark molasses or honey 21/2 cups unbleached white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons salt 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped fine 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine 2 tablespoons olive oil Pumpkin butter (recipe […]

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