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Cranberry Recipes, bright and puckery

Cranberries are an underrated fruit. They’re far too tart to eat fresh, but when they are combined with some sugar or a sweet fruit like bananas and clementines, that fierce sourness turns into something downright delightful. When cooking with fresh cranberries, it’s best to rinse them and sort through them to find any soft or …

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Cranberry Curd Tart, a garnet-hued delight

Cranberries are the under-appreciated fruit of fall and winter. They’re often relegated to a sad cylinder of canned cranberry sauce at the edge of the Thanksgiving table, an afterthought to the apples and pumpkins taking up the dessert space. Which is a shame, because when strategically deployed, cranberry desserts not only bring a welcome burst …

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Five Spice Cranberry Dutch Baby, a wintry oven pancake

 Here, have a cranberry Dutch baby. I love a good oven pancake for breakfast. The most common versions involve apples. And those are lovely. But sometimes you want to branch out. In the summer, I make a Dutch baby with peaches and blackberries. In winter, I turn to other flavors. This one is scented with …

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Cranberry Clementine Smoothie

January is always the toughest month for me for cooking. There’s a post-holiday malaise that hangs over the kitchen. I try to balance the excesses of December with austerity, but it’s hard to get excited about much of the seasonal produce when the pickings are slim. Oh, I like root vegetables and cabbage and squash but sometimes …

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