7 Delicious New Cranberry Recipes
Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving
—these fruitified recipes add zest to everyday celebrations.
Cranberry and Lime-Leaf Drunken Chicken
A leisurely soak in a brine of cranberry juice, red wine, lime leaves, and herbs stained this chicken deep crimson before being roasted. The recipe takes its name from a classic Chinese method of marinating chicken in sweet rice wine—and proves that our beloved, all-American cranberry is more culturally versatile than we may think.
Get the recipe: Cranberry and Lime-Leaf Drunken Chicken
Cranberry French Toast with Mascarpone
A bright way to wake up on a dreary winter morning: French toast topped with a dollop of mascarpone and a scattering of cranberries soaked in sugar syrup. Cranberries, high in antioxidants and vitamin C (among other good things), are a brilliant addition to cold-weather cooking.
Get the recipe: Cranberry French Toast with Mascarpone
Cranberry Gels with Frisée Salad, Pumpkin Fries, and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Longtime companions cranberry and pumpkin are ripe for a culinary renaissance. Here, they become a spectacular salad course or light lunch: the berries simmered with white wine and gelled, the pumpkin cut into wedges and fried crisp and brown. They're accompanied by a salad of frisée tossed with warm bacon vinaigrette.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Gels with Frisée Salad, Pumpkin Fries, and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Steak with Cranberry Sauce
The complex flavor of cranberries goes well with savory meats, such as this steak topped with a sauce of cranberries, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and dark beer.
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Cranberry Pound Cake
Rich cranberry pound cake is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make a satisfying holiday dessert.
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Chocolate-Covered Cognac Cranberries
The perfect thing to nibble on as you linger at the table after dinner with your guests, cranberries steeped in cognac and rolled in semisweet chocolate combine dessert and after-dinner drinks into potent little bursts.
Get the recipe: Chocolate-Covered Cognac Cranberries
Skewers of cranberries and lemongrass spears serve as garnish for this fragrant concoction of raspberry vodka, lime juice, lemongrass syrup, and sparkling wine.
Get the recipe: Cranberry–Lemongrass Martini
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