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    What to do with my frozen cranberries?

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    I tend to like sour fruits, like citrus (I used to suck on lemons for snacks) and sour apple varieties, but I don't like these frozen sour cranberries at all.

    I tried blending them into a smoothie with blueberries and banana before. Didn't like the added taste from the cranberries. Any suggestions on how I can use up this 8oz bag of antioxidants? Maybe hide them in some savory dish since I don't like many sweets anyway? What goes well with cranberries? Help! >_<

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    how about cranberry sauce? I was thinking of making some sweetened with apples instead of sugar. Goes great with poultry and probably with pork.
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    I'm expecting a pound of cranberries in my organics box this week, and I plan to make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving next week. I haven't decided yet how I will sweeten it (maybe honey or stevia). Cranberries can be very sour on their own.

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    I've made this before, and it was really good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minky View Post
    I've made this before, and it was really good!

    Raw Cranberry Sauce | Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe
    Oooh, that does look good! I really, really do want to try it, especially since I recently got a food processor/blender. However, I'm on a no-fruit thing right now, and I can't afford to bring in excess sugars from any source than from the stuff I REALLY love (ie, chocolate). Any recipes for no more sugar-added items?

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    I'd go for experimenting with it with pork and/or chicken. I LOVE cranberries but if you don't like the sour then you don't like the sour. Thats kinda all there is to eating them plain!

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    Hmm what do Americans eat with cranberry sauce anyway? Does it go well with the turkey? Should I just stick it with some ground turkey and make a loaf?

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    It might go well as a side sauce for a good turkey meatloaf. To me, it's not Thanksgiving without roasted turkey and a little bit of cranberry sauce on the side. In my pre-primal days, the best thing after Thanksgiving was a turkey sandwich with cream cheese, lettuce, and cranberry sauce. Might have to make it this year but wrap it in a lettuce leaf instead of bread.

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    cranberry sauce is a thanksgiving thing, so typically served with roast turkey/chicken, ham, etc...

    I've made a tasty cranberry sauce before using just fresh cranberries, unsalted butter, lemon & stevia. The tartness is definitely prominent, but makes a great sauce for turkey

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    My first thought would be to simmer the berries with some orange juice (you could add spices: ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, etc.), maybe half a cup per 8 oz. of berries at a guess. After 20 minutes, the berries should give up the ghost, and after 30-35 you should have a decent reduction (add more liquid if necessary). Then use as a glaze on pork, chicken, turkey, or fish.

    The tart, crisp cranberry is a nice foil to the fatty lushness of the typical Thanksgiving plate, or even the paleo Thanksgiving plate. Think of it as a palate cleanser if served as a side dish, or a nice contrast if used as a glaze.

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