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Old 10-14-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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What's your favorite dessert using cranberries?

Here's mine - it's fantastic! Moist and delicious with just the right balance of tartness and sweetness.

CRANBERRY SWIRL COFFEECAKE

Makes 1 - 9 or 10 inch tube pan (12 servings).

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream (I use nonfat plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup of fresh cranberry sauce (to make the sauce, follow the directions on any package of fresh cranberries). (Note: can use one 8-ounce can of whole cranberry sauce instead, but I strongly recommend using fresh)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). (*Decrease the temperature by 25 degrees if using dark pan.). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs just until well blended.
3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With mixer running, (lower the mixer speed), add the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream or yogurt to the butter mixture until just blended. Do not overmix! Stir in the almond extract and mix only until just combined. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. Swirl 1/2 of the cranberry sauce into the batter. Repeat, ending with the batter on top.
4. Bake about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. Let cool in pan on wire rack about 10 minutes. Cut around edge of the cake to loosen, then turn out and let cool completely on wire rack.

Adapted from Allrecipes

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Old 10-14-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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cranberry jalapeno cornbread. just make your regular cornbread, then add cranberries that have been boiled to soften them, and chopped jalapenos . i know cornbread shouldn't be sweet, but natural cranberries aren't sweet.
i must say proudly that southern nj is one of the country's largest producers of cranberries. it's a pretty cool thing to see them being harvested...
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my garndmother's apple/cranberry pie.
wish i had gotten her recipe
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:03 AM   #4
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I love cranberries and have a ton of recipies! Unfortunately I'll have to keep you in suspense until I have time to post either later this weekend or Monday . After work we're heading out of town to visit the inlaws for the weekend.
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:10 PM   #5
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Sometimes I just freeze a bag and when you want something different, take out a few and eat just like that.
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:13 PM   #6
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Pear/Cranberry Crisp:

Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter or margarine, cut into pieces


Fruit Filling:

7 large slightly under-ripe pears (about 31/2 pounds), peeled, cored, and each cut lengthwise into eight slices
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Directions: Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350ºF. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish with 2-inch sides.

To make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, oats, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives used scissor-fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

To make the filling: Toss together all the ingredients until well mixed and spoon into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling. Set the dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips.
Bake for about 1 hour, or until the topping is golden and the filling thickens and bubbles. Cool at least 20 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
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My mom makes this fabulous stuff for Thanksgiving, using cranberries, crushed pineapple, mimi marshmallows, and whipped cream. At least those are the major ingredients. I will try to find out the actual recipe and post it. This was a must-have on turkey day for years, along with The Casserole, of course.
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That cake sounds delish merstarr!
I may need to bake it soon - I heard it calling my name.
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:43 PM   #10
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That cake sounds delish merstarr!
I may need to bake it soon - I heard it calling my name.
It is delish! Let me know if you try it!
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