Fun With Cranberries


Cranberries are fun!


Here are a few fun and yummy things you can do with cranberries. Enjoy!


Cranberry Recipes


Cranberry-Apple-Nut Bread




2 cups finely chopped apples (your choice of apple)
¾ cups sugar
2 tablespoons oil (your choice vegetable/olive)
1 egg
1 ½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup walnuts




How to make:


Grease and flour a loaf pan
Combine apples, sugar and oil in a medium bowl
Add egg, mixing well
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl
Add to apple mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moistened
Stir in cranberries and nuts
Spread batter evenly in pan
Bake at 350 about an hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out cleanly


Cranberry dog treats


Cranberries are not only healthy for humans, but all sorts of animals, even your dog!




2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup cranberries

1 egg
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water, as needed


How to make:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two cookie sheets
Toss cranberries into food processor or blender and chop or liquefy, it is your choice
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add the melted butter, chopped cranberries, egg, and, slowly, the water a little bit at a time
Mix the dough and knead on a lightly floured surface, rolling the dough to about 1/4-inch thick
Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes, or make your own shapes
Place cookies on the cookie sheets, leave some space between each cookie
Bake for 30 minutes
At the end of baking, turn the oven off and allow the cookies to cool in the oven for 3 to 4 hours.  This allows the cookies harden.

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    Cranberry decorations


    Berries and Popcorn:


    Pop two bags of popcorn and buy three bags of cranberries.  Take a needle and thread and start to sew on the popcorn and cranberries.  Usually start with a piece or two of popcorn first, because it holds better at the end of the thread.  Intermingle the popcorn and cranberries together until you have a long strand, or until the strand I as long as you want it.  You can wrap the string around your Christmas tree, throughout your house, or even outside for the birds to eat.





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Copyright Britney Mullenbach – Last updated 4/16/2011