Friday, November 16, 2012

Too Many Cranberries!

Photo Credit: Fresh Pastry
Too many cranberries?  What to do?  

First, I have found the best way to sort and clean cranberries is to put a colander in a bowl and pour cranberries in colander.  Fill with cold water and swish around with your hand.  The good cranberries will float to the top and the mushy ones sit just below them. You can feel them with your hand and remove the bad ones.

Fresh cranberries keep well in the refrigerator for about a month.  But you can also freeze them -- they will be good for a year!  Whichever you decide just dry them before storing in refrigerator or freezer.  

Cranberries are very versatile. Most of us only use them one way -- cranberry sauce.  At our Thanksgiving dinner last year, we used them every course.  It was dubbed the "Iron Chef Thanksgiving Cranberry Battle"!  We plan on repeating that this year.  

Below are some of my favorite cranberry recipes.

Silver Palate Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberry Maple Pudding Cake

Cranberry Apple Cake

Cranberry Salsa

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apples and Cranberries

I plan on making Cranberry Scones and Biscotti or maybe these yummy sounding Cranberry Brioche Rolls.  But now I am off to make a huge batch of cranberry sauce for canning.  

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Eat Well,