Microwaving the chocolate helps keep the temperature below 92°, ideal for tempering. Use the best-quality white chocolate you can find (not those labeled "baking chips").
For a pretty presentation, top the tart with sugared cranberries: Steep whole berries in simple syrup in the refrigerator 8 hours, then roll in sugar and let stand 1 hour to dry.
This festive cocktail offers a delightful new way to consume one of fall's sweetest fruits. Be sure you build in time to refrigerate the gin, cranberry, and sugar mixture at least overnight.
- Recipe: Cranberry Negroni
Cranberries and chopped dill create a festive topping for baked salmon, great for when guests are over. You can also cook in a covered grill over high heat.
Nutty pistachios and sweet dried cranberries combine in these two-bite brownies. Wrap them in cellophane bags with ribbon as a thoughtful (and tasty!) gift.
A Cranberry-Port Vinaigrette, made with cranberry compote, enhances the flavor of savory black pepper chèvre pastries in this sophisticated dish.
Combine two sweet and tangy fall fruits like cranberries and apricots and you'll end up with this deliciously addicting relish. Try serving it with your Thanksgiving meal in place of the traditional cranberry sauce.
- Recipe: Apricot Cranberry Relish
Impress your guests with a main dish that looks as good as it tastes. The deeply flavorful glaze can be made up to 1 day ahead of time.