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TIP OF THE DAY: What To Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

15 Ways To Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

  • Add 1/2 cup cranberry sauce to pancake batter.
  • Make cranberry syrup for French toast, pancakes and waffles: Combine 1 cup cranberry sauce and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in saucepan, then mix over low heat for 10 minutes. Cool or serve warm.
  • Purée and mix into a cocktail with gin, tequila or vodka with a splash of orange liqueur.
  • Add prepared horseradish or balsamic vinegar to taste, to turn cranberry sauce into general condiment. Use on burgers, meat and poultry-based sandwiches, eggs and hot meat, poultry and seafood dishes.
  • Add Dijon mustard to taste as a dip for sliced sausage or meatballs.
  • Add to a grilled cheese sandwich—especially with Brie, Cheddar, goat cheese or Gorgonzola Dolce.
  • Substitute for jelly in a cream cheese and jelly sandwich.
  • Use as a condiment with a cheese plate.
  • Top a baked Brie.
  • Mix with plain yogurt for a creamy dip.
  • Make a pizza with goat cheese, cranberry sauce and fresh basil.
  • Make goat cheese and cranberry bruschetta.
  • Mix into chicken salad or tuna salad.

    Post-Thanksgiving uses for cranberry sauce.
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  • Sweeten as needed and spoon into tartlet shells, topped with orange zest, crème fraîche and/or mascarpone.
  • Use as a topping for ice cream or sorbet—as is, or puréed as needed.
  • Do you have a favorite use for leftover cranberry sauce? Let us know!


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