cranberry decor

Festive Ways to Use Fresh Cranberries

Fresh cranberries! These beautiful, tart berries are a hallmark of the holidays. They can be added to baking, made into the sweetest sauce to grace holiday dinners, and make for some gorgeous decorations.

Cranberries! These beautiful, tart berries are hallmark of the holidays. They can be added to baking, made in to the sweetest fresh sauce to grace holiday dinners, and make for some gorgeous decorations.

One of my favorite fall traditions is to attend the cranberry festival in Fort Langley, BC. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from my home in Vancouver, but I feel like I have been transported to another world. While I’m there I visit the cranberry bogs, sip cranberry wine, and pack home an armload of berries to use for the year.

For a virtual tour of the cranberry bogs, take a look at this post:

cranberry bog

Now, here are some of our favorite ways to use fresh or frozen cranberries throughout the holiday season.

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

This classic cranberry sauce has a rich, comforting taste. Get the recipe here:

Holiday Cranberry sauce recipe with bourbon

Or for something a bit different, try this Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce:

orange ginger cranberry sauce

These Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Scones are a yummy (and healthy) seasonal treat!

cranberry walnut pumpkin scones

Try garnishing festive holiday drinks with fresh or frozen cranberries or make pretty cranberry ice cubes.

 

fruit and herb ice cubes

Cranberries also make great holiday decor! They float naturally, so they work beautifully in glass containers with floating candles and bits of evergreen.

cranberry decor

See how many different designs you can come up with!

cranberries as decor

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Sharon
    SharonNovember 16,16

    That cranberry field in the other article was gigantic! I wish you had included a recipe here too though.

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