Recipes: Cooking with cranberries

As part of our new Entertaining At Home Series, we’ll be helping you to create the best dinner parties and recipes that take inspiration from our cocktail range. This week we look at recipes inspired by our Cosmoplitan cocktail.

The Cosmopolitan cocktail is a classic. Everyone has heard of it, everyone loves it and everyone knows that the key ingredient is cranberries. But if you look into where else we use the fruit in cooking, most peoples response would be limited to a cranberry sauce. Here are few great recipes for you to enjoy this holiday period.

1. Sticky Cranberry Sausages

Nigel Slaters’ recipe gives you a new alternative to party food or the traditional english pigs-in-blankets.

Image 12. Cranberry Queen of Puddings

Although this was initially intended as a Christmas recipe, we absolutely love this desert for the other cold months. Time to get stuck in!

Image 23. Cranberry Spinach Salad

Cranberries and salad might not be a combination you immediately come up with, but it’s one that works beautifully. Easy to make and something a little bit different, your guests are sure to be surprised and delighted by this dish.

Image 34. Cranberry-Pear Tart

Perfect with vanilla ice cream or a little creme fraiche, this is the perfect winter warming desert.

Image 45. Curried Chicken with Fresh & Dried Cranberries

Yep – cranberries even work in curries too. This recipe from eatingwell.com is a great take on a traditional indian dish and has a lot of healthy ingredients too!

Image 56. Pumpkin & Cranberry Muffins

This moreish muffins are a lovely sweet treat at any time of day – perfect for those unexpected guests who drop by.

Image 6What other recipes have you tried that feature cranberries? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @kissmixofficial and you could win a free pack of Kiss Mix Cosmopolitan cocktails – just in time for Christmas!