Learn how to freeze cranberries to enjoy all year in these 15 cranberry recipes.
I wish I remembered how great cranberries tasted the rest of the year. Are you like me and seem to only remember these little gems around the holidays? I absolutely love the bitterness and deliciousness of a cranberry. The only way I seem to get them in during the rest of the year is in juice form. Since this is the time of year when cranberries go on sale, why not buy a lot and freeze them? They are super easy to freeze and can be thawed out for recipes throughout the year. Here are some tips on How to Freeze Cranberries and 15 Cranberry Recipes to use them in.
How to Freeze Cranberries
Freezing cranberries is as simple as freezing other types of berries. Rinse the cranberries, and place them on a towel to dry for a few minutes. Put the cranberries on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan and place them in the freezer for about 3 or 4 hours. When they are frozen solid, put them into bags or freezer-safe containers and store them in the freezer until needed. The great thing about cranberries is they last a long time in the freezer. You can freeze them for up to a year and they still taste great. Frozen cranberries can be added to smoothies, too!
12 Fantastic Cranberry Recipes
Try this Orange Cranberry Sauce for your leftover turkey this Thanksgiving. It spreads very nicely and makes excellent sandwiches.
These Cranberry Orange Muffins from Sally's Baking Addiction sure sound like a great way to start the day or a nice way to end it!
How about these Cranberry Chocolate Chip Blondies from Averie Cooks? Tangy and chocolaty; my favorite combination!
These Turkey Salad Sandwiches with Apples and Cranberries are the best day after Thanksgiving lunch and a great way to use up leftover turkey.
Jazz up your salads with this Cranberry Vinaigrette from The Yummy Life. It's very easy to make and would be great on a savory salad.
You have heard of apple butter, but what about Crock Pot Cranberry Butter? Try this recipe from The View from Great Island.
I love a good salsa so this Cranberry Salsa from Your Home Based Mom sounds like it would be perfect for a party.
For an easy, flavorful side dish, try this Orange Rice with Cranberries. It would be a unique side dish for holiday meals!
A couple of years ago, I discovered baked brie and I fell in love. I would love to try making these Cranberry Baked Brie Puffed Pastry Bites from Well-Plated.
Make cranberries shine as a side dish again with this clean eating recipe for Holiday Butternut Cranberry Bake from The Gracious Pantry.
Frozen treats delight year round and this Cranberry Frozen Yogurt from Give Recipe sounds like it would be a great one.
Scones are a weak spot for me so these Orange Glazed Cranberry Scones from Mom Loves Baking are something I must try.
Cranberries add a flavorful twist to a traditional chicken salad in this Cranberry Walnut Rotisserie Chicken Salad.
Christmas Cranberry Pound cake from OMG Chocolate Deserts looks almost too pretty to eat..almost.
Try this Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip from Julie's Eats and Treats at your next holiday party and your guests will be raving.