Bogged down in cranberry sauce
November 26, 2007 8:50 AM Subscribe
Mom left me bogged down with more than a quart of cranberry leftovers after Thanksgiving. I would relish recipes for exciting things to do with it.
posted by olinerd to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Help me get rid of so much cranberry relish!
Point the first: lots of recipes around AskMefi for cranberry sauce itself, but not for making the finished product into a new ingredient.
Point the second: I could just freeze it and thaw out what I want to over the next year, but that's just so boring. Also, because of how sweet/sour it is, I can only stand to eat a few tablespoons at a time, so it's going to go REALLY slowly if I'm just eating it straight.
The ingredients are whole fresh cranberries, orange zest, a bit of orange juice, and lots of sugar. It ends up a bit syrupy with the whole cranberries suspended in it (kind of like a strawberry topping for cheesecake or something. No, I don't like cheesecake, so I can't use it for that). It's really sour and really sweet, tastes most heavily of cranberries but the orange taste is definitely in the background.
What I'm looking for: cranberry relish pie? Cake? Tarts? Ice cream? Smoothies? Any ideas? I'm relatively handy in the kitchen and I'm open to just about anything, as long as it will taste good with the relish's strong flavor.