The cranberries: our favorite angsty 90s band, the best thing to ever come out of a bog, and Thanksgiving's truest underdog. Whether you bought one too many bags of cranberries or just want to shake things up, here's what to make with cranberries instead of—or in addition to—sauce.
Aargersi chops them up and adds them to salsa for a tart kick.
Add a couple of handfuls to to stews and braises.
Or macerate them with sugar, add vinegar, and turn them into a festive, zippy shrub.
Bake them into muffins, scones, or quick breads—or toss a handful into an apple or pear pie.
Make a cranberry-infused vodka! Here's how NWB does it: "Cut [the cranberries] in half, put them in a liter of vodka, let them soak for a week or two. The vodka turns a deep pink and has a great tart flavor. Cranberry vodka and soda with a lime is a perfect holiday season cocktail."
Stir mashed cranberries into a vinaigrette for a sharp, bright salad.
Turn them into sherbet! (You may need to increase the amount of sugar, since they're so tart.)
Where else do you find use for fresh cranberries? Share your tips in the comments!