Try to imagine Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce: since that is almost impossible, imagine all the amazing ways to enjoy cranberries instead.
That seems much more delicious, and much more in keeping with how much we love this amazing fruit. You may think of cranberry sauce as something that comes straight out of the can, but our recipe for Fresh Cranberry Sauce will have you craving cranberries in the kitchen at any time of year. If you prefer to get your fruit fixation on early in the evening, beverages like an Orange-Cranberry Gin and Tonic or a Cranberry Old Fashioned Cocktail may get the party started, while some Cranberry Meatballs will work well on the side.
Make a meal of it with a Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Chili-Cranberry Glaze, some Cranberry-and-Toasted Pecan Couscous, and a Cranberry-Apple Salad. If you only want the sweet sensations of this subtle fruit for dessert, make an Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Pie. And if that's not too much, wake up and start again with some of our Best-Ever Scones packed with cranberries or some Cranberry-Orange Muffins. Make this fruit one of your favorites and get it on your menu plan today.