5 Ways To Use Your Leftover Cranberry Sauce

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Cranberry sauce in a white dish.


I don’t know about you, but I have Cranberry Sauce coming out of my ears. Wait, delete that image from your mind. Anyway, I’ve been finding ways to use up the cranberry sauce and I wanted to share with you 5 Ways To Use Your Leftover Cranberry Sauce. In an attempt to not go into the Christmas season sharing Cranberry Sauce recipes and since these are all fairly simple, I’ve just listen them below.


1. Use It As A Syrup For Pancakes 

Add some orange juice to yours (eyeball it) so that it gets more liquid and syrup-y  and you can drizzle it over your pancakes.


2. Cranberry Cream Cheese

Add some to your cream cheese and spread it on your bagel for a new berry twist on Strawberries and Cream Cheese.


3. In Your Muffins or Bread

You can add them to your muffins or bread like what I did in my Streusel Filled Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins


4. Sandwiches

My sandwiches have been a combination of turkey, brie and cranberry sauce, or you can even further by stuffing which tastes amazing.


5. As A General Spread

The sauce is tangy enough that it won’t overwhelm any pastry or bread by using it as a spread. You can pair it on your bagels, breakfast muffins or croissants.


I hope this helps you find more ways that you can use up your cranberry sauce! I’ve implemented all of the above except #1 and I plan to be spreading that on my blueberry bagel quite soon! It’s a mini treat at your meals that’s great since Cranberry Sauce doesn’t go bad quickly.


How are you using up your holiday leftovers?

Cranberry sauce in a glass jar and in a white dish.

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  1. Bev says:

    Thanks for these tips Jessica! I actually found a recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole Pancakes and used that to finish my Sweet Potato Casserole!

  2. Gregory says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing – I have so much cranberry sauce left over

  3. Thanks for the tips… great uses 🙂

  4. Autumn says:

    Yum, I totally approve of this post!! I love cranberry sauce and usually make turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce for days after Thanksgiving. Now I have even more ideas! 😉

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Autumn! Oh yes, I love cranberry sauce too! I realised you could also use it to make cranberry sorbet! In the process of some right now :D.

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