10 Ways to Use Fresh Cranberries

Photo by: Photo by Yossy Arefi-Afshar
Candied Cranberries
These are just right for decorating a cake. Prick cranberries from one 12-oz. bag with a toothpick. Bring 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water to a ... more 
Photo by: Photo by Yossy Arefi-Afshar
Candied Cranberries
These are just right for decorating a cake. Prick cranberries from one 12-oz. bag with a toothpick. Bring 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add cranberries; stir to coat. Refrigerate cranberries in syrup overnight. Drain, reserving syrup for another use. In a medium bowl, toss cranberries with 3 Tbsp. superfine sugar to evenly coat. Arrange cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. superfine sugar and let stand until dry, about 2 hours. less 
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Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST
By Teri Tsang Barrett, Bon Appétit



If ever there was a fruit that needed a makeover, it's the fresh cranberry. In its dried and canned-sauce forms, the cranberry gets plenty of love, but the fresh fruit seems destined for the freezer the day after Thanksgiving. It doesn't have to be that way--nor should it, considering that cranberries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients (like vitamin C and fiber) and happen to be unique in their ability to aid all things digestion-related. Here are ten ways to give cranberries their due.




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