Despite their tartness, cranberries are much loved and take center stage during the holidays. Perfect in sauces to accompany savory dishes, or as berries in sweet treats, these gorgeous red berries can be pretty versatile. If you want to enjoy cranberries beyond the holiday season, buy and freeze a few extra bags.
This recipe for cranberry orange muffins proves that low fat muffins can be light and tender rather than heavy and dense. The flavor is just the right combination of tart and sweet. Make some of these muffins for a holiday brunch or package them as a treat for a neighbor.
These wholesome cranberry bars make a healthy sweet treat from your kitchen. Whole wheat pastry flour along with brown sugar ensures these bars are light and tender. These make a great mid-morning snack or an ideal gift from your kitchen.
Perfect for dipping in your coffee or cocoa, these crunchy, twice-baked cookies make a nice low fat sweet treat. If you don't like your biscotti too crunchy, then you can always bake them just the once.
Pumpkin and cranberries make a fine fall and winter combination to see you through Thanksgiving and Christmas. Best served warm, and perfect with coffee, these muffins are sure to become a favorite snack and not-too-sweet treat.
These cranberry oatmeal cookies have a little sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, making them an irresistible lower-fat cookie for the holidays, or any other time you're looking for a healthier sweet treat.
Not everyone likes pie during the holidays, so try a fruity alternative with this dessert of baked pears with cranberries and walnuts. If you don't have pomegranate juice, you could use red wine, cranberry juice or even apple cider instead. Enjoy with a scoop of low fat frozen yogurt or fat-free vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt.
Pears and cranberries make a delicious combination, and if it's pie you're craving but with fewer calories, try this strudel. The beauty of phyllo, or filo, pastry is that it's low fat, has no saturated or trans fat, and no cholesterol. It's light, crisp and flaky, and so long as you use butter-flavored cooking spray between layers rather than real melted butter, it's a perfect low fat choice for pies, tarts and, of course, strudels.
Cranberries make delicious sauces, and this cranberry pomegranate sauce, which tops this succulent pork tenderloin, is no exception. This makes a great holiday meal for small gatherings. Enjoy with all the traditional holiday sides.
As you can tell, I love the combination of cranberries and pears, so here's a nice and easy recipe for a cranberry pear sauce that goes well with your holiday turkey, ham or pork.
A simple and delicious sauce that makes an ideal accompaniment to turkey, pork, or chicken. I like to use it in turkey sandwiches, too.
Enjoy a seasonal twist on apple crisp by adding some plump, fresh cranberries. More wholesome than pie, a crisp offers a nice contrast of textures between fruit and topping. Serve with low fat frozen vanilla yogurt or some thick and creamy nonfat Greek yogurt.