3 Ways to Use Cranberries This Holiday Season

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
10 sides
35 min

I am a big fan of cranberries and love using them around the holidays! In fact the only cranberries I DON'T like are the canned glob that so many people serve around Thanksgiving. Here are 3 different recipes using cranberries!

My cranberry apple homemade sauce is always a big hit fit meats! It provides a great combination of sweet and bitter.

Start by peeling and cubing 2 apples.

In the mean time, add a bag of cranberries and a cup of apple cider to a medium sized pot on low heat. (apple juice will work as well) I usually like to add 1/4 cup of maple syrup at this part.

Add the apples and squeeze half a lemon.

Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Put in a jar and cool for an hour.

Me second cranberry concoction is a spread that goes well with crackers or in a drink, the possibilities are endless!

Use a food processor or blender with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water and blend till smooth.

This also goes well in a holiday beverage!

I also like blending this with half a jalapeno and pouring it on cream cheese to be served with crackers.

3 Ways to Use Cranberries This Holiday Season
Recipe details
  • 10  sides
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 apples
  • bag cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup syrup
  • 1/2 lemon
Cranberry spread
  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 jalapeno (optional)
Cranberry Sauce
add all ingredients into a medium pot and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes
cool in the fridge for 1 hour then serve
Cranberry spread
put all ingredients in a blender or food processor
serve over cream cheese or with crackers or in a drink!