When it comes to leftovers after a big feast, it’s easy enough to just add helpings of everything to a plate and reheat it in the microwave. But sometimes we like to mix things up a bit — that’s why we got to experimenting in the First for Women test kitchen, and our recipe pros came up with some sweet ways to transform cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, even rolls into easy and delicious desserts. In fact, these treats are so tasty, you might find yourself stocking up on cranberry sauce simply to make them! Keep reading for the fun leftover cranberry sauce recipes and more that will help you clear out your fridge fast.
5 easy leftover cranberry sauce recipes + more
1. Sweet Potato Apple Cake
Perfect for snacking, this treat is a great way to use leftover candied sweet potatoes or yams after a big feast.
2. Cran-Strawberrry Mousse Tartlets
For a sweet spin on leftover cranberry sauce, we added strawberry preserves and orange zest to transform it into mini tarts.
3. Cranberry Streusel Muffins
Cinnamon-brown sugar streusel creates a crunchy topping for these muffins made with leftover cranberry sauce.
4. Cranberry Red Velvet Cupcakes
Luscious cream cheese frosting crowns fruity cupcakes made from a mix dressed up with jellied cranberry sauce and a touch of orange zest.
5. Chocolate-Toffee Bread Pudding
Bits of milk chocolate-covered toffee and semisweet chocolate chunks turn leftover rolls into a scrumptious treat.
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