Cranberries are a very healthy berry. It contains a large amount of substances necessary for the human body. Moreover, their set is so well balanced that it allows you to assimilate them as quickly and efficiently as possible. Natural antioxidants increase the protective properties of the body and are an excellent prevention of unwanted formations, and thanks to tannins, the body is protected from many pathogenic microorganisms.

But besides this, cranberries are widely used in cooking. Probably, there is no such dish that she would not become a companion. Therefore, we will be happy to share some excellent recipes with you. Be sure to try at least one of them.

Rejuvenating berry

It can be consumed and added to dishes fresh, dried or frozen. In all cases, the taste will remain unchanged.

In Russia, since ancient times, it was customary to harvest it by pouring it with brine or simply serving it with sugar. Such an uncomplicated dessert is an excellent vitamin supplement. In addition, it can be recommended as a dietary food product, because it contains only 18 kcal per 100 g.

Before you start preparing your chosen dish, it is worth remembering two important rules:

  1. Choose only ripe, bright red berries. Unripe can add unwanted bitterness to the dish.
  2. It is better to cook in an enamel or non-stick container. Metallic – undesirable, as the acid reacts with the coating, and this can affect health.

Are you ready to experiment? Then our selection is just for you.

Sauce

It would seem that what could be simpler? But the use of this sauce is very extensive. For meat, side dishes, desserts, it will be the perfect addition to everything you love. Of the products you will need:

  • orange – 1 pc.;
  • lemon – 1 pc.;
  • cranberries – 200 g;
  • sugar – 30 g;
  • cover;
  • nutmeg.

Pour washed cranberries and sugar into a saucepan, boil for 7-10 minutes, until the skins begin to burst.

Add ½ orange pulp juice and 2 tsp. lemon juice. Add spices and zest, and cook for 7-10 minutes, until the mixture becomes thick.

If you like a smooth consistency, then you can send the resulting sauce to a blender.

Cosmopolitan cocktail

Strong and invigorating, this alcoholic beverage will appeal to those looking to keep warm and refreshing. For him you will need:

  • vodka – 50 ml;
  • orange liqueur “Cointreau” – 25 ml;
  • lime juice – 15 ml;
  • cranberries – 20 g.

Pour berry juice with the rest of the ingredients, mix and pour into a glass.

Vitamin smoothie

Looking for a boost of energy for the whole day? Then start it off with a smoothie. Would need:

  • berries (can be frozen) – 1.5 tbsp.;
  • banana – 1 pc.;
  • muesli – 2 tablespoons;
  • water – 2 tbsp .;
  • honey.

If you use milk, then it is quite possible to replace water with it, then you get a delicious milkshake. Put all the products in a blender and beat well – that’s all.

Sand cake

If you need a dessert that needs to surprise and delight guests, then be sure to prepare this cake. A wonderful option for a winter treat. This will become a real decoration of the New Year’s table. You will need:

Dough:

  • flour – 1 tbsp .;
  • butter – 100 g;
  • sugar – 50 g;
  • egg – 1 pc.

Filling:

  • cranberries – 200 g;
  • sour cream – 200 g;
  • eggs – 2 pcs.;
  • sugar – 100 g;
  • starch – 1 tablespoon

The dough cooks very quickly. For him, you just need to mix all the ingredients and knead. The workpiece must be sent to the refrigerator for half an hour.

After a lapse of time, put the dough into a mold, forming sides, cover with parchment on top, and pour any cereal on it so that the cake does not rise too much.

Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the parchment with cereals and lay out the filling, not forgetting to add the starch. Pour a mixture of sour cream with sugar and eggs. Bake for 40 minutes.

Allow to cool well before serving.

Cupcakes

These are baked goods for lovers of bright, pronounced taste. Cooking it is quite simple, so the recipe is suitable even for novice housewives.

Prepare:

  • flour – 2 tbsp .;
  • margarine – 200 g;
  • milk – 1.5 tbsp .;
  • eggs – 4 pcs.;
  • sugar – 1 tbsp.;
  • berries – 200 g;
  • chocolate – 100 g.

Beat eggs with sugar, add milk and softened margarine. Beat again with a mixer, add flour and bring until smooth.

Fill the molds 2/3 full with dough, add berries and finely crushed chocolate. Bake for 20 minutes. Decorate with powder or fondant.

Turkey roll

A wonderful dish for a festive table. Hearty, tasty and beautiful. And a pleasant sourness will become a special note. You will need:

  • turkey fillet – 600 g;
  • cranberries – 150 g;
  • apples – 2 pcs.;
  • coriander;
  • mustard;
  • spice.

Cut the fillet in half, without cutting to the end, beat off. Season with salt and pepper, brush with mustard.

Spread the filling evenly. Roll up into a tight roll, tie with a thread, wrap in foil, and send to the oven for 1 hour.

Chicken soup

Useful, interesting, and how unusual it looks on a plate. You will need:

  • chicken – 200 g;
  • potatoes – 5-6 pcs.;
  • onion – 1 pc .;
  • flour – 20 g;
  • butter – 20 g;
  • cranberries – 150 g;
  • spice.

Boil the broth from the chicken, disassemble, put the meat in the broth. Cut the peeled potatoes, and together with the chopped onions, fried with flour in butter, send to the soup. Cook until tender. Add berries at the end (do not crush).

The options for cranberry dishes are endless. Want to start your day healthy? Add it to the oatmeal. Do you want your kids to enjoy themselves? Mix with curd mass. Need to warm up or, on the contrary, freshen up? Fruit drink, compote, jelly – whatever your heart desires. Choose the option you like and experiment! Enjoy your meal!

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