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Sponsored: What to do with a can of cranberry sauce

Sponsored: What to do with a can of cranberry sauce

Like many of you I bought some extra cans of whole berry cranberry sauce at my Ingles Market. So then I started thinking—what can I do with it besides making cranberry sauce?

Here are some ideas:

  • Dessert: Mix cranberry sauce with sliced apples and make a cranberry cobbler, crisp or pie
  • Salad Dressing: Put cranberry sauce in a sauce pan and reduce it until it has thickened.  Let cool and mix with apple cider vinegar, canola oil and salt and pepper to make a salad dressing. 
  • Stuffing: Use cranberry sauce and apples as a stuffing for pork chops or pork tenderloin or chicken breast. (see our Ingles Table Magazine or the recipe on our website: as a starting point) 
  • Spread: Mix reduced cranberry sauce with peanut butter or cream cheese as a sandwich spread or dip.
  • Topping: Top brie cheese with whole berry cranberry sauce for a festive addition to a cheese board.
  • Smoothie: Mix up a smoothie with whole berry cranberry sauce, vanilla soy milk and protein powder for a tangy and colorful breakfast smoothie

Do you have more ideas? Let me know!

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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