7 Festive Ways to Cook with Cranberries

Photo by: Family Kitchen
Pear Cranberry Crisp
Ingredients:
5 firm pears, peeled & cut in chunks
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup, plus 4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup almond... more 
Photo by: Family Kitchen
Pear Cranberry Crisp
Ingredients:
5 firm pears, peeled & cut in chunks
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup, plus 4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 stick (8 tbsp) butter, cut in pieces
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss pears & cranberries with lemon juice & 4 tbsp of sugar in a medium size baking dish.
2. Combine remaining sugar, almond flour, almond extract, & spice. Add & use your hands to knead until well mixed. Crumble on top of the pear & cranberry mixture.
3. Put in oven & lower heat to 300. Bake about 1 hour until pears are fully cooked. less 
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Mon, Dec 3, 2012 4:36 PM EST
Cranberries are in season - piled up high in the produce section of most grocery stores in anticipation of the holidays. But while those tart, ruby beauties are most often simmered into sauce, they are wonderful in everything from muffins to preserves. With tons of flavour, few calories, and loads of vitamin C, they are perfect for incorporating into your everyday diet. If you're looking for inspiration for those bags of fresh or frozen cranberries that are so inexpensive at this time of year, here are 7 delicious ideas. (By the way, a bag of fresh berries can be tossed straight into the freezer if you want to store them longer.) - By Julie van Rosendal



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