Another pie recipe that won first place in a contest. This is my father and brothers' first choice in a pie at the holidays. It's so good, you'll find yourself getting up in the middle of the night to sneak another piece!
You'll find these bars at Starbucks during special holidays. The texture is like a chewy brownie, but the flavors include white chocolate, zesty orange, and cranberry, finished with a cream cheese frosting. NOTES - this recipe uses a 10x15 pan. One of the photos shows you how to make the right cuts to create signature triangle shapes.
Nov. 2013 note - the bars bought from Starbucks have gone down-hill this year with icing that is flavorless and no real ginger flavor to the bars. Skip Starbucks and make your own!
For Valentine's Day, I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter and tinted the icing pink. They were beautiful!
Wisconsin is famous for more than being "The Dairy State." We are also one of the largest producers (in the world) for the humble cranberry. Here--thanks to Frances Bissell, and her *Preserving Nature's Bounty*--is an ode to the Queen of Thanksgiving dinner.
I am hopeless when it comes to making pie crusts. Mine taste good, but they always look terrible! This is a freeform pie that looks nice even when *I* make it! Easy to make, so delicious to eat, and something a little different than the normal apple pie. I clipped this recipe out of a magazine years ago, but I can't remember which one. Time does not include chill time for the crust.
I got this idea from Steve1's Every Which Way Quick Bread, but made my own alterations from the base. This is so delicious and moist, and has the most amazing flavor! You won't be disappointed, I promise. Make sure you use orange juice CONCENTRATE, and not just orange juice!
The sugar, spices and orange zest make a wonderful syrup as the cake bakes, creating the perfect foil to the tart cranberries. This cake is lovely as the finish to dinner, or a nice mid-morning snack with coffee. Adapted from a recipe in Everyday Food.
This is from the "Cranberry Festival Recipes"
booklet I picked up at the cranberry festival in Bordentown NJ (where one of the Ocean Spray facilities is located) many years ago. It was submitted by a woman from Vincetown NJ and is one of my favorite apple butters. I usually use the cranapple juice.
I always associate autumn with cranberries. Here is an elegant liqueur that's really easy to make (and a treat to receive as a Christmas or hostess gift). If giving as a gift, be sure to allow enough time (in days) for the fruit to fully infuse the liquor. Cooking time is actually infusion time. UPDATE: After the liqueur is made, try using it to make Rita L's cocktail A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo or Red Hot Lovers Cosmo (recipe #109007), or if you give the liqueur as a gift, you might want to give the recipient a copy of Rita's recipe to go with it!)
I have made this for Christmas and also for Summer parties - it is delicious! It keeps in the fridge for up to a year (as I am writing this, I am having a sip of my liqueur I prepared for Easter - and it is still as good (if not better)!! I got this recipe from a Cooking light magazine.
This cranberry-flavored jello shot is appropriate for American Thanksgiving or anytime of year. I usually put trays of these out on the table prior to my Thanksgiving potluck with friends. Warning: they are pretty strong. Recipe originally from Saveur magazine November 2004.
A great cake for the fall cranberry season. I always have cranberries in the freezer (I stock up in the fall) and just thaw what I need for baking anytime of the year.
This cake can be glazed with your favorite sugar glaze, or make glaze with powdered sugar and orange juice.