Recipes Using Cranberry Sauce

September 21, 2010

Cranberry SauceYou can use canned cranberry sauce for the following ideas but I make my own and it works just as well. I absolutely love cranberries so I've naturally done all the ideas listed.


Soak raisins and chopped dried apricots in rum or brandy for half an hour. Add to cranberry sauce. Heat and drizzle over ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Season sauce with Worcestershire, chopped garlic, and basil or sage. Great over pork or turkey burgers.

Top a cocktail bread square or large, thick cracker with a slice of sharp cheddar. Spoon on a little cranberry sauce mixed with sliced green onion.

Stir cranberry sauce with chutney to give an added layer of flavor. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with pork.

Finely chop candied ginger and stir into sauce. Spoon atop a big wedge of warm brie.

Partially fill frozen mini-tart shells with crumbed blue cheese or a flavorful grated cheese. Bake as directed. Top with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint or parsley, if desired.

Mix in generous pinches of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to the sauce. Fill the centers of cored pear or apple halves and bake for about a half-hour at 350 degrees F.


Simmer sauce with a little curry paste. Excellent as a dipping sauce for kebabs.

Stir coarsely chopped clementines and finely chopped apple or pear into sauce. Does wonders for rotisserie chicken or pork chops.

Add dashes of Tabasco and a few drizzles of balsamic vinegar. Heat frozen meatballs and coat with sauce.

Source: Chatelaine magazine

By sooz from Toronto, ON

Editor's Note: What other uses have you found for cranberries and cranberry sauce besides turkey? Post them here!

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February 1, 2010

I tried it the other day when I needed some cranberry juice, so, I tried it in the blender with one can of cranberry sauce and 3 cups of water, and it tasted great, it had a foam at the beginning, but, overnight, the foam was gone. The juice is still good tasting and clear.

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November 23, 2009

Last year Woman's Day magazine printed a fantastic holiday recipe made with jello, cranberry sauce, pineapple, etc. All ingredients were poured into paper muffin cups.

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March 8, 2007

Recently, someone posted a recipe for slow cooker pork chops in which one dumps a can of whole berry cranberry sauce over the chops and cooks it in a slow cooker. I thought I had saved it, but and can't find it.

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August 19, 2018

I am the food manager of a homeless shelter. I have a lot of jellied cranberry sauce, and bran flake like cereal. I am looking to combine the 2 to make cookies, muffins, bars, etc. I am feeding 60-80 people 3 meals per day.

Any ideas or recipes?


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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

As the food manager of a homeless shelter you probably frequently rely on your creativity to create meals with ingredients you have on hand. I admire you for your frugality. The combination of jellied cranberry sauce and bran flake cereal seems a bit challenging.


I haven't actually prepared this recipe using bran flakes, but I'm thinking you might be able to use a recipe such as and use crushed bran flakes instead of rolled oats.

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August 21, 20181 found this helpful

G-d bless you for your work!!

I know you are asking for things to do with both together, but there are some super easy ways to use them separate that may give your guests extra special treats...and give you super easy to dos...

I love leftover cranberry sauce and there are tons of things you can do with it alone...try this link for some neat ideas:


This site has some great things to do with cereals

Putting it on a grilled cheese sandwich is one of the best choices!! It is really special and fancy, but inexpensive, filling and TASTY!!!

My all time favorite and what my frugal mom did was use it as coating for chicken!! Better than bread crumbs any day!! She even used to save all the bottoms of the package (the crumbs) and would mix them together to make crumb coating. We never had sugar cereals...all healthy kinds from back in the it was never an issue...I obviously wouldn't do this with Trix or one of those icky sweet cereals...but bran flakes--YUM!!

Good luck!! Wishing you all the best! Prayers for your mission!!!

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

here's a recipe that requires bananas (which are very cheap to get) and coconut oil which I imagine can be replaced with regular oil


here's another one

these use oatmeal though so here's others with bran flake

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

Uses for canned jellied cranberry sauce can be a challenge as it is smooth and does not fit the bill for most recipes - even Ocean Spray has only a few and the ones shown are for fancy foods.

It does appear you could adapt this recipe to use both items but then you may not want to make this over and over.

Canned jellied cranberry sauce can always be used as a garnish or sauce with chicken, pork, turkey and some say it can be added to a sandwich.


You may have to medium crush the bran flakes and use as filler in casseroles along with a dressing mix. You may be able to use some with hamburger or sausage mix.

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June 10, 2016

I have a couple of cans of jellied cranberry sauce in pantry. What can I make with them?


June 12, 20160 found this helpful

There are tons of uses on the Internet for these! Just google using jelling cranberry sauce recipes. Here's one that sounds really good!
On these, I would pat half of the crumb mix in the pan first, then the sauce, then the remaing crumb mix.
Or here's one
Cranberry Chews
2 Eggs
3/4 c Sugar
1 tb Lemon juice
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 1/2 c Biscuit mix
1 c Pecans; chopped
1 cn 8-oz. jellied cranberry sauce; chilled
Confectioners sugar; sifted

Beat eggs with sugar, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Beat until fluffy. Stir in biscuit mix. Cut chilled cranberry sauce in cubes and fold into the batter with the nuts. Spread in a greased 13"x9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 mins. Cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Cut into bars.
Hope you see these & I helped!

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November 23, 2009

I need (quickly) recipes to help use up some leftover cranberry sauce. I was to take 3 cans worth to a church dinner. I had some left over, and so did another lady who then put hers into my bowl.

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