Blustery days, fallen leaves, foggy mornings, chilly nights, where-did-our-daylight-go, clear skies, rainy skies, the first good rain since May, persimmons, pumpkins, pomegranates, pecans, walnuts, and those belles of the Thanksgiving ball, garnet red cranberries. Fall is indeed here.
My father loves cranberries. At the first sign of fresh cranberries appearing in the grocery stores he buys bagfuls just so he can freeze them and enjoy them a little later on in the season when they are no longer available fresh. Cranberries are grown in boggy fields in the northern and north eastern states and Canada and are harvested in the fall. If you want whole cranberries, October November is the time to buy them fresh. Frozen they will last several months.
If you are looking for cranberry recipes to prepare over the holidays, here are are few of our favorites, as well as some delicious looking recipes from other food blogs.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving and holiday cranberry recipes?
Cranberry recipes on Simply Recipes
Spicy Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir
Apple Cranberry Currant Crumble Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie
Brandied Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast
Cranberry Nut Bread
Toasted Turkey Cranberry Arugula Sandwich
Cranberry recipes on other food blogs
Cranberry Chutney with Crystallized Ginger and Dried Cherries – by Molly of Orangette
Apple and Cranberry Cake by Bea of La Tartine Gourmande
Cranberry Mousse from Kevin of Seriously Good
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cake from Tartlette
Maury Rubin’s Cranberry Caramel Almond Tart posted by The Wednesday Chef and by Deb of Smitten Kitchen
Fresh Cranberry Scones from Apartment Therapy
Cranberry-Almond Crostada from A Mingling of Tastes
Cranberry Chutney by Alanna of Kitchen Parade
Cranberry Sorbet from the Chocolate Gourmand