Monday, December 1, 2014

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Leftover Cranberries from Thanksgiving or Christmas? NO problem! Here are a few ideas for your leftover cranberry sauce.

I made this recipe for Cranberry Sauce this year.
Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

It was FABULOUS! I made a batch a week before Thanksgiving to see if it was the one I wanted to share with everyone else. Sure enough! It was! I used it up in a few creative ways because I knew I would be making more in just a few days for the real Turkey Day. To use it up, I came up with quite a few goodies!

If you have leftover Cranberry Sauce this year, try these yummy ideas.

Leftover Cranberries for Breakfast

Cranberry Peanut Butter Toast
-Make your toast, spread a thin layer of peanut butter, and then top with a thin layer of leftover cranberry sauce

Cranberry Oatmeal
-1/3 cup old fashioned oats, 2/3 cup water, 1 TB chia seed, sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/8 cup chopped walnuts.
Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Stir, microwave for 2 1/2 min or until oatmeal is done.
Add a spoonful or too of leftover cranberry sauce. Stir and enjoy.

Cranberry Orange Zest Muffins
Click blue wording above for recipe.

Leftover Cranberries for Appetizers and Snacks

Cranberry and Pecan Baked Brie
Click blue wording for link to recipe. Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce in place of craisins and cut the sugar in half as the cranberry sauce is already a little sugary. 

Cranberry Goat Cheese Toasted Baguettes
-Fresh Goat Cheese
-Cranberry Sauce

-Mix goat Cheese with Cranberry Sauce - proportions to taste
-Set aside covered in fridge
-Slice baguette thin. Butter lightly on both sides and toast in 400 degree oven for just a couple minutes on each side or until toasted like a grilled cheese.

Leftover Fresh Cranberries for Christmas Decor
Start with a bag of fresh cranberries, a thick sewing needle and heavy nylon thread. Measure a length of thread proportionate to the area you are decorating. Thread the first cranberry, loop the bottom of the thread up and over it and tie it in a knot. (If you are having trouble pushing the needle through the cranberries, try using a push pin first.) String the rest of the cranberries onto the thread. Finish by tying the last piece on the same way you did the first cranberry. Cut away any extra thread. Decorate with your cranberry garland!

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