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Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bars

I have to say that these Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars are just about as perfect a dessert as you can get for Thanksgiving without baking a pie. They’re certainly appropriate for fans of pumpkin, cranberries and cream cheese frosting on other occasions, as well, but they really encompass the spirit of Thanksgiving by using so many favorite foods from that holiday. The pumpkin bars are ... Read More »

Maple Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Maple Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce

I like homemade cranberry sauce because it is so easy and usually much better tasting than anything you can buy. The most basic cranberry sauce recipe calls for whole cranberries, water and sugar. From this basic combination of ingredients, you can really flavor the sauce any way you like. You can add spices or citrus zest, apple or orange juice, and really make the cranberry ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Upside Down Cake

I somtimes pair bright, tart, fresh cranberries with something sweet to offset their tartness, like fresh cherries, but I usually pair cranberries with an equally bright citrus flavor, like orange. Orange juice and zest has that brightness that is usually associated with citrus, but it is sweet and provides a great balance to the natural tartness of the cranberries. Lemons can work, but there is ... Read More »

Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake

Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake

Pudding cake will always be one of my favorite cool-weather desserts. As good as it is all year round, you can’t beat the warmth of a sticky, gooey pudding cake fresh from the oven on a winter evening. Chocolate pudding cakes are tough to beat, but I’m a big fan of citrus pudding cakes as well. Lemon, lime and orange all get top marks from me when citrus is in ... Read More »

Pear and Cranberry Cobbler

Pear and Cranberry Cobbler

Pears don’t always get the appreciation they deserve when it comes to baking. A ripe pear is juicy and tender, and no matter how tasty, it can be difficult to imagine a ripe pear holding up as well as an apple in a pie or cobbler or other fruit-heavy dish. But pears can really shine in baked goods, with their sweet and delicate flavor. The ... Read More »

Cranberry Almond Squares

Cranberry Almond Squares

Recipes for cranberry breads and cakes often call for the use of fresh cranberries. Cookies and bar cookies, by contrast, usually call for dried cranberries instead. They’re easy to incorporate and have a nice sweet-tart taste. Dried cranberries mix into batters and doughs just as easily as nuts and chocolate chips do because they don’t add any additional moisture to a recipe. Fresh cranberries can ... Read More »

Homemade Cranberry Jelly

Homemade Cranberry Jelly, sliced

Jellied Cranberry Sauce has a certain nostalgia to it because the can-shaped log of clear cranberry juice made an appearance of many of our Thanksgiving tables growing up. While whole berry cranberry sauce seems to be a bit more popular these days (especially amongst foodies and food bloggers), you have to admit that the jellied sauce tastes pretty darn good when you slice it up ... Read More »

Cranberry Apple Sauce

homemade cranberry apple sauce

 I recently found myself with an apple overload in my kitchen. This rarely happens to me since I tend to go through apples very quickly (eating them plain, in pies, in crumbles, etc.), so I decided to take advantage of the situation with a recipe that calls for quite a few apples: applesauce. Applesauce is one of those foods that is so easy to make, ... Read More »

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