Top 5 Recipes for Dried Cranberries

top 5 dried cranberry recipes

Cranberries are a fall staple, the sweet, tart flavor is synonymous with autumn cooking.  Here are 5 great recipes to use up those dried cranberries this fall and through the whole winter.

Photo credit: Two Peas i A
Photo credit: Two Peas i A

#5: Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries and Pepitas

If you haven’t tried this amazing dish, you’ve got to this fall.  It’s fantastic warm or chilled and pairs great with chicken or pork.  It’s a little bit sweet, a little crunchy with a satisfying chewiness.  This is great as a leftover lunch paired with the salad next on the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

I’m always on the lookout for tasty ways to use kale.  It’s a superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamins, but I’m not always a fan of the taste.  Use the tenderest of baby kale in this recipe, grab some dried cranberries and almond flakes and have this whipped up in 10 minutes flat.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Spoonful of Flavor
Photo Credit: Spoonful of Flavor

#3 White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

This twist on classic fudge is perfect for holiday gift giving and potluck sharing.  It’s creamy, chewy and crunchy and goes oh-so-good with a cup of coffee.  Grab a few simple ingredients:  white chocolate, dried cranberries and pecans and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Primally Inspired
Photo Credit: Primally Inspired

#2 Gluten Free, Paleo Energy Balls

These gluten and sugar free energy balls make the perfect snack and pair amazingly well with a sharp cheddar cheese (I know…not so paleo but I won’t tell if you don’t.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Adventures in Cooking
Photo Credit: Adventures in Cooking

#1 Autumn Brittle

You will never look at brittle the same way again.  This amazing snack/dessert/comfort fall food is to die for.  Grab almonds, cashews, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds to make this quick and easy brittle.

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