Two recipes we’ll be enjoying on Christmas day feature cranberries as a main ingredient:
Cranberry-orange muffins with streusel topping & cranberry pineapple salad!
These are a new one for this Christmas, as I had fresh cranberries I needed to use and an orange tree in the backyard full of ripe fruit. I found the recipe here and made a few adjustments. I think they might become an every year thing too–Oh so tasty!!
- 2 C flour
- 3/4 C sugar + one extra tablespoon
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 1/4 C fresh cranberries (slightly chopped)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 C orange juice
- 1/4 C vegetable oil
- 2 t grated orange rind
- in a large bowl, combine dry ingredients
- chop cranberries just a bit, add to dry ingredients
- in a small bowl, beat egg, add orange juice, oil, & orange rind
- add to dry ingredients
- pour into greased muffin cups
For streusel topping:
- mix together 2 T flour, 1/4 C sugar and cut in 1 T butter until mixture resemble course crumbs. Sprinkle on top of each muffin. Add some turbanado or decorating sugar sprinkles.
Bake at 400 for 15–20 minutes.
The cranberry salad was the first dish I brought to Thanksgiving as a married lady and we’ve had it nearly very Thanksgiving and Christmas since then.
- 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1 8oz. box raspberry jello
- 1 20oz. can crushed pineapple
- 1 apple (I usually use granny smith)
- chopped pecans (optional)
- drain juice from crushed pineapple into a large glass measuring cup (set aside the pineapple in a medium bowl). Add water to get 3 cups. Boil liquids.
- Pour hot liquids into serving dish. Dissolve gelatin in hot liquid. Add can of whole berry sauce–break up in the jello. Put in fridge to start setting
- chop apple & pecans. Mix with pineapple.
- once the jello mixture has cooled and is just starting to set, stir in the fruit & nut mixture. Return to the fridge to set completely.
Note: I almost always make this the day/night before to let set completely & let the flavors combine.
The picture shows a double recipe made in my trifle bowl.