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Dairymilkmuncher Thu 13-Dec-18 16:34:19

I can't stand cranberry sauce, I don't like fruit in my savoury food and this time of year it's everywhere. While I'm on mat leave it hasn't bothered me too much as not eating lunch on the go but with festive recipes I see online a lot include cranberry.

What is good to use instead of cranberry sauce?

I'm thinking for a festive Brie and bacon bake

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Taffeta Thu 13-Dec-18 16:37:23

Difficult if you don’t like fruit as with Brie and bacon you need something acidic to cut through the richness

Maybe cherry tomatoes?

AlletrixLeStrange Thu 13-Dec-18 18:06:41

I don't like cranberry either, I substitute with caramelised red onion

Dairymilkmuncher Thu 13-Dec-18 20:15:25

I'll try the tomato and see!

Caramelised onion is also too sweet for me, I know I'm a pest I just don't like sweet things in my dinner cake

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StealingYourWiFi Thu 13-Dec-18 20:17:03

Redcurrant jelly?

Dairymilkmuncher Thu 13-Dec-18 20:24:26

I've never had that. It still looks like jam, is it as sweet as cranberry's?

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TerfTerfTerf3 Thu 13-Dec-18 20:40:09

Make your own cranberry sauce and don't put much sugar in it? I make mine with a little fresh OJ and some mulling spices (cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice) and a little brown sugar. Cranberries are really really tart! My sauce is more spicy and juicy, rather than sweet, and perfect with most meats to cut through the rich fatty flavours.

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