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Cooking with Cranberries

These vibrant berries are magically able to add tartness and sweetness to dishes at the same time.

Top 5 Fantastic Ways To Use Cranberries More Often

1With meat and poultry

In addition to turkey, cranberry is wonderful on beef or pork tenderloin, chicken and duck. You can stuff with cooked berries or add dried versions to sauces.

2With other fruit

Cranberries are great friends with pears, apples and citrus – especially orange and lemon. Cranberry-apple sauce is wonderful with pork, and cranberry-pear compote is a delicious topping for waffles.

3In baking and desserts

Whip up some lemon or orange cranberry muffins, or add dried cranberries to brownies or chocolate cookies.

4With vegetables

Toss sweetened dried cranberries with greens in a salad, or pair with steamed beans or broccoli. Cranberries also exceptional with roasted squash. Puree them in a salad dressing for wonderful taste and colour.

5In drinks

Try making homemade cranberry juice and adding it to cocktails and smoothies – so fresh and delicious!

Try Cranberries In These Great Recipes

Quick & easy

Honey Green Beans with Cranberries

This delicious side dish is ready in just over twenty minutes. With the perfect trio of cranberries, orange and nuts on hand to accent the crisp beans, this dish brings colour and taste to your Christmas celebration.

See the recipe for Honeyed Green Beans with Pecans and Cranberries

Try it cold

A night in the refrigerator just makes this dish taste even better. Add a touch of mayonnaise and some leftover turkey to create a sweet and savoury salad.

Change up the nuts

This dish also works well with walnuts, sliced almonds, cashews or hazelnuts. For even more flavour, toast nuts in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat until golden.

Substitute with other greens

To change it up, you can swap the beans for other vibrant green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts or peas.

A decadent finale

​Chevre Cheesecake with Cranberry-pear Compote

This creamy dessert is both rich and light. It is full of wonderful seasonal flavours that combine to make the ideal close to a memorable dinner.

See the recipe for Chevre Cheesecake with Cranberry-pear Compote

What to do with the leftovers

Cheesecake can be frozen and thawed for later enjoyment. Pre-slicing the cake into individual portions prior to freezing gives you the option to defrost only what you need when you need it. The delicious compote can be used with pork or turkey, or over oatmeal or ice cream.

Cranberries are good for us

In addition to being an excellent source of vitamins C and E, cranberries are packed with dietary fibre. Some research suggests they are also helpful in fighting urinary tract infections.

Matching cranberries & goat cheese

Cranberries and goat cheese are a great match because they are both tangy. They pair well in a salad, wrapped up together in phyllo pastry or mixed into a stuffing for chicken breasts. When pairing these two tart foods, balance the flavours with a drizzle of honey.

See the recipe for Pears with Goat Cheese and Cranberries


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