Our 15 Best Cranberry Recipes—Sauces, Pies & So Much More

Look in any produce aisle of a grocery store this time of year, and you’ll see bags upon bags—mountains, even!—of bright red cranberries. Millions of pounds of the fruit, which is a member of the evergreen family, are harvested between the months of Se…

Look in any produce aisle of a grocery store this time of year, and you'll see bags upon bags—mountains, even!—of bright red cranberries. Millions of pounds of the fruit, which is a member of the evergreen family, are harvested between the months of September and November, through a fascinating wet harvesting technique (remember those old Ocean Spray commercials?).

While they're related to lingonberries, blueberries, and bilberries—cranberries are, as we all know, not quite like their juicy, berry cousins; they're intensely tart and not too sugary, allowing for them to take on all kinds of flavors.

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Cranberry Chutney

Have you ever gone away for a few weeks and found out that you’d left the freezer door ajar? Well, I did. And let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. Before traveling, since I’m anti-gaspillage (against food waste), I jammed whatever I could into my already-stuffed freezer, including a half-eaten tomato tart, which I thought would be nice to have ready-and-waiting upon my arrival home,…

Have you ever gone away for a few weeks and found out that you’d left the freezer door ajar? Well, I did. And let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty.

Before traveling, since I’m anti-gaspillage (against food waste), I jammed whatever I could into my already-stuffed freezer, including a half-eaten tomato tart, which I thought would be nice to have ready-and-waiting upon my arrival home, partially-used blocks of butter, and the miscellaneous leftover ends of bread that one collects when one constantly buys too much bread. When I returned, I realized that one of those bread pieces had been caught in the door and kept it from sealing closed.

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The Untold Story Behind ‘Mama’s Cranberry Salad’

You’d probably think I was yanking your chain if I told you our most popular Thanksgiving recipe the last couple of Novembers wasn’t a turkey, or a mashed potato, or even a pie—but a cranberry sauce.
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You'd probably think I was yanking your chain if I told you our most popular Thanksgiving recipe the last couple of Novembers wasn't a turkey, or a mashed potato, or even a pie—but a cranberry sauce.

Yep, you heard that right.

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