No other fruit embodies the flavor of fall like cranberries. With their bracing acidity, they form the backbone of all manner of preserved foods, and have applications well beyond the Thanksgiving table. Here's a bunch of ways to use these lovely ruby orbs.
The homemade stuff is invariably better than what you buy on the shelf. But if you must have the ridges from the can, then make yours in an empty can to complete the effect. (Image via Food in Jars)
Cranberries and citrus are a match made in heaven, with complimentary sour-bitter notes that make a delightful marmalade. (Image via TO Tastings)
Why should lemons have all the fun? Cranberries make an equally delicious curd, with an alluring rosy hue to boot. (Image via Larder Love)
Petit tart berries stand in for summer tomatoes in this alternative take on one of America's favorite condiments. (Image via Sean Sullivan)
Steep crans in sugar water for a sweet-tart syrup that will add spark to cocktails all winter long. (Image via formerchef)