Caponata with Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 2 globe eggplants (about 2 pounds total), cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more
  • 1 small fennel bulb, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Fresno chiles, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • Grilled or toasted country-style bread (for serving)

Upside-Down Orange-Cranberry Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. orange zest, plus 1 orange peeled and cut into rounds
  • 3/4 c. Buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (10-oz.) package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 package (5 ounces) mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Beef Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup grated fresh zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Cranberry Orange Braided Bread

Ingredients

STARTER
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
DOUGH
  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons SAF Gold instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk, white reserved
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia flavor*grated peel of 1 large orange
FILLING
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Sticky Bun Sugar
TOPPING
  • pearl sugar or sparkling sugar, for decorating