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Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink

8 cups hot water
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 cups cranberry juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
12 whole cloves, optional
1/2 cup Red Hot candies

In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine water, sugar and juices; stir until sugar is dissolved. If desired, place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.

Add spice bag and Red Hots to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for until heated through, 2-3 hours.

Before serving, discard spice bag and stir punch.

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Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

2 cups crushed cinnamon graham crackers (about 14 whole crackers), divided
1/2 cup sugar, divided
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

1 large navel orange
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
2 tablespoons brandy or cranberry juice

In a small bowl, mix 1-3/4 cups crushed crackers and 1/4 cup sugar; stir in melted butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

For topping, in a small bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, and remaining crushed crackers and sugar; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Finely grate enough peel from orange to measure 1 tablespoon. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of the orange; stand orange upright on a cutting board. Cut off peel and outer membrane, starting from the top. Holding orange over a bowl to catch juices, remove orange sections by cutting along the membrane. Squeeze membrane to reserve additional juice.

In a large saucepan, mix sugar, tapioca, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice. Add cranberries, brandy, grated peel and reserved juice; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.

Bring cranberry mixture to a full boil, stirring constantly. Add orange sections; heat through. Pour into crust; sprinkle with topping. Bake 10-15 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 tablespoon honey
8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
4 eggs
2/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground dry ginger
Butter, as needed
Maple syrup, to serve

In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cranberries, crystallized ginger and honey. Divide this mixture between 4 slices of the cinnamon swirl bread, spreading to just 1/2 inch from the edge. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon and dry ginger. Dunk each of the sandwiches into the egg mixture to thoroughly coat and soak them.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt just enough butter to coat the pan. Working in batches, fry the sandwiches for 4 minutes per side, or until nicely toasted and heated through. Add butter between batches. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Servings: 4

Recipe found here: Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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new cranberry sauce
New Cranberry Sauce


* 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 Tbsp. olive oil or cooking oil
* 1 12-oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries
* 1 cup pomegranate juice or cranberry juice
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
* 1 medium fuyu persimmon or apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
* Rosemary sprig (optional)


1. In large saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Add cranberries, pomegranate juice, sugar, and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 16 to 17 minutes, or until mixture is just thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in persimmon. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cover and chill up to 48 hours. Top sauce with a rosemary sprig. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Test Kitchen Tip: There are two types of persimmons : Fuyus and hachiyas. For this recipe, use fuyus, which are tomato shape, and can be eaten when firm or slightly soft. Available October to December, the fruit should be evenly light orange, not yellow or green. Store in the fridge up to 14 days.

Recipe found here: New Cranberry Sauce

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