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Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Tangy-sweet cranberry sauce loaded with fresh Driscoll’s raspberries. This raspberry cranberry sauce is so perky, it’s sure to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Serve any leftovers with goat cheese and crostini for a savory sweet snack!

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Every single year I look forward to holiday cooking.

To me, preparing meals for holiday events seems much more meaningful than cooking the rest of the year.

I think of my mom buzzing around the kitchen, always so calm no matter how many people were crowded at her table. I think of my in-laws up north, nestled in toasty houses with snow on their window sills.

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The rustic and vibrant flavors of the cool months stir up warm memories of past celebrations. Apples, pumpkin, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, cranberries and raspberries… all these fresh ingredients create anticipation of upcoming events and new memories to be made.

Holiday recipes are special because they are made with love. We take the time to add little touches we know our friends and family will enjoy.

Like decorating cakes with fresh raspberries, using fruit and nuts in vegetable dishes to make them shine, or adding fresh raspberries to the Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

As part of Driscoll’s Made with Love campaign this season, I made this recipe with love for my family, and I know your family will feel just as loved when you make it for them!

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I’m a fan of any kind of cranberry sauce, but this raspberry cranberry sauce is a family favorite.

My kids are crazy for fresh berries, so this raspberry-heavy sauce is right up their alley.

I combined fresh cranberries, fresh Driscoll’s raspberries, ginger, and mint in a sauce pot with some sugar and a heavy dose of raspberry liqueur. The raspberry liqueur adds depth to the raspberry cranberry sauce and accentuates the natural berry flavors in the fruit.

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Once the Raspberry Cranberry Sauce has simmered for a few minutes to burst all the berries, it can be served warm or cold, as a Thanksgiving side dish, as a compote to serve with cheese, or on desserts.

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One of my favorite ways to enjoy Raspberry Cranberry Sauce is on some slices of fresh baguette with a smear of soft goat cheese. Mmmmmm.

I could make a whole meal out of that.

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Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (12oz.) fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups (3 - 6oz. packages) fresh Driscoll's Raspberries
  • 1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tb. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tb. chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Place the cranberries, raspberry liqueur, sugar, ginger, mint and salt in a saucepot, saving the fresh raspberries for later. Heat the pot to medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stir the cranberries every few minutes.
  2. Once the cranberries have popped and a sauce has formed, add the fresh raspberries. Stir and simmer another 5 minutes, until the raspberries have just cooked through. Serve warm or cold.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Driscoll’s. All opinions are my own.

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115 Responses to “Raspberry Cranberry Sauce”

  1. Susanposted November 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I’d cook any bread with berries in it. Or I’d make a compote with the berries and have them over ice cream.

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  2. coriposted November 1, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Oatmeal, raspberry bread, pancakes, sorbet, jam

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  3. Tieghanposted November 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I adore cooking and baking this time of year. It is my all time favorite time! This ctanberry sauce could not look any better! I love the addition of raspberries!

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  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 1, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I love the sound of raspberries and liqueur in cranberry sauce!

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  5. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 1, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I love this time of year for cooking and baking too, Sommer! Love the addition of raspberries in the cranberry sauce! I’ll be trying that this year!

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  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted November 1, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I literally saw the title of your recipe and thought “I bet (hope) she put ginger in this.” :-) From one ginger lover to the next.

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  7. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted November 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I would make a dessert with some lightly whipped ricotta! Yum.

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  8. Mariaposted November 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Great side for any holiday meal!

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  9. Anna Cposted November 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I love the simplicity of fresh berries with plain greek yogurt and granola.

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  10. Cindyposted November 1, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Love, love, love fresh berries. Muffins would be awesome, and stirred in yogurt… yummy!

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  11. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted November 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I could jump through the screen this looks so great!!! I love the raspberries with the cranberries in this beautiful sauce!!!!

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  12. Joyposted November 1, 2013 at 7:21 am

    My berries would make it into scones, muffins, hand pies, sauce, crostini, and leave plenty for just eating out-of-hand.

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  13. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted November 1, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I would make fresh berry scones and homemade fruit compote every weekend for the rest of the year. I can’t get enough :)

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  14. Kristina N.posted November 1, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I love fresh berries so I would mostly eat them plain or added to some pancakes or yogurt. Making some jam would be great as well though :)

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  15. Heather Christoposted November 1, 2013 at 7:31 am

    What a brilliant alternative to plain old cranberry sauce! I just love this addition of raspberries!

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  16. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted November 1, 2013 at 7:40 am

    This looks so delicious! Love the addition of raspberries in there!

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  17. marlaposted November 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Such a generous giveaway & I love the raspberries in this sauce!

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  18. Leann Lindemanposted November 1, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I would for sure make this cranberry sauce… among many other yummy things!

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  19. JSposted November 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Would be wonderful on pork chops

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  20. Renaposted November 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Id love to make muffins!

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  21. Kristenposted November 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

    My family always hopes for a Raspberry Cream Pie for Thanksgiving. That would have to be first.

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  22. Teriposted November 1, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I can’t wait to make this. I’m going to go get raspberries today and make this to go with lamb!

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  23. Jessie C.posted November 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I would make berry pies.

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  24. Kim Curtisposted November 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love this, berries go with so many things. I love too use with pork. Beautiful pictures and very simple, yet elegant.

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  25. stacyposted November 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to make it!

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  26. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainerposted November 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Love this for the holidays, Sommer. Love the combination!

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  27. Sandy Headtkeposted November 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love fresh berries on their own. Berry crumble with ice cream is a close second.

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  28. ashley - Baker by Natureposted November 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I cannot get over how pretty this is! The color is just gorgeous.

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  29. Priscilla | ShesCookinposted November 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Raspberries and liqueur are a fantastic way to jazz up cranberry sauce!

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  30. anne hillposted November 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    raspberry tarts!

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  31. Carmenposted November 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    recipe sounds delicious.

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  32. Andrea Wattersposted November 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I love shortcakes with fresh berries, fresh whipped cream and mint! But this cranberry sauce looks AMAZING!!

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  33. Melinda Wyckoffposted November 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog thru Pinterest. I love cranberries and raspberries! I know I will be making this for our Thanksgiving meal!

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  34. Elenaposted November 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I would make berry muffins

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  35. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Love the combination of cranberries and raspberries in lieu of the traditional cranberry sauce! Smart!

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  36. Kerryposted November 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I would bake a raspberry cheesecake!

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  38. Diana Gposted November 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I would make a chocolate raspberry truffles

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  39. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous sauce, I love that you added Chambord! I’d make a raspberry Danish.

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  40. Stephanieposted November 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    fresh strawberry cake and some cobblers

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  41. Alisonposted November 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I would make berry pies. Mmm!

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  42. Kaitlin Sickleposted November 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    At this time of year, I’d make nothing but pie and jam!

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  43. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted November 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Beautiful Sommer, I love the combo!

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  44. Lara Allenposted November 2, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I would use raspberries in smoothies, eat them with whipped cream, make yummy desserts, put them on cereal. And of course, I would make Raspberry Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh my! The possibilities!

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  45. Robin Keithposted November 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I have a favorite Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe, I love Blueberry pancakes and biscuts. I would also love to try your recipe for the Cranberry Raspberry Sauce. Thank you for sharing it.

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  46. Karenposted November 2, 2013 at 8:24 am

    probably a pie/tart

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  47. Bianca Mposted November 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

    On top of trying this wonderful looking recipe… I will use all those delicious berries to incorporate into baby foods to introduce my baby to the world of healthy eating that tastes great!

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  48. Aileenposted November 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

    This sounds delicious and I would love to make a strawberry shortcake..

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  49. Tabathia Bposted November 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

    pancakes or waffles

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  50. Betty Maschingposted November 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Cobblers and jelly, oh my!

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  51. Amy Lposted November 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I’d make cobbler and jam. I love berries of all kinds. YUM!

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  52. Nikkiposted November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    strawberry sauce!

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  53. Barbposted November 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I would make berry tarts

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  54. Annaposted November 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Your raspberry lemon curd mini pies recipe look tasty. I’ll make that recipe with the Driscoll’s raspberries!

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  55. Nataly Carbonellposted November 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I’d make pies and smoothies!

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  56. Martiposted November 3, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    This sounds great! Can you send me an invite to your Pinterest board Tis the Season? I would love to participate! My Pinterest board is http://www.pinterest.com/martic/.

    Thank you!
    Marti

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  57. Janice Cooperposted November 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I would fix my trifle dessert

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  58. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Love the raspberries in the cranberry sauce, gorgeous photos too!

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  59. julianneposted November 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    cranberry sauce!

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  61. Arlene @FlourOnMyFaceposted November 4, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Driscoll berries are the best. I love to serve them in a fruit salad with a dollop of sweetened creme fraiche.

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  62. Heather Hayes Panjonposted November 4, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I’d Make Blueberry Cheesecake!

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  63. Denise Lposted November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Strawberry pie, Raspberry Lemon muffins, blueberries straight out of the package ;)

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  64. Chrisposted November 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Berries go with everything. I start the day with berries and yogurt- every day! If i had more I’d put them over salad (yes, every day too!), then for indulgence, I’d make blueberry muffins (freeze them for many breakfasts), then raspberry sauce for the chocolate-rich desserts, then I’d make a triple berry jam for canning! Oh my, we love berries.

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  65. Marshaposted November 4, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I think I would have raspberries with a drizzle of chololate sauce.

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  66. Laurenposted November 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I never thought to use cranberry sauce, this would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  67. Vickieposted November 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    LOVE berries..and your gravy recipe is the bomb! Pinned it.
    With the various season pies, pies, pies..like blackberry and blueberry…cute fruit desserts for the fourth of july cookies…also would make jams and jellies..cherry tarts and down here we love strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake (sweet) ;)
    Thanks.

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  68. Debra Leeposted November 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Lots of pies!

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  69. Pamposted November 5, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I’d make a berry cobbler.

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  70. Jessicaposted November 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    all of it looks totally delicious

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  71. Angela Williamsonposted November 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I would make cobblers, scones…warm berry compote served over vanilla ice cream. I’d also freeze some for my daily smoothies!!

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  72. Derrick Johnsonposted November 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Pies,cakes,tarts,cobblers…you name it,I can bake it!

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  73. Michele aka Goat Girlposted November 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I would make many Sunday breakfasts of Blueberry Pancakes, and many yummy cobblers and coffee cakes!

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  74. Jan Sutterposted November 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Berry sauces, berry pancakes, berry cakes, anything berry I could find! I love berries!!

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  75. Marlyposted November 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to take this to my family dinner – so pretty!

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  76. Jean | DelightfulRepast.composted November 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

    What wouldn’t I make with Driscoll’s berries! I love the organic ones. Might make a few batches of jam!

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  77. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted November 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

    For starters, I’d make this lovely sauce. Wow, gorgeous!

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  78. Daphne Turnerposted November 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I would make my famous jams–raspberry, strawberry and blackberry–and would make my other famous toast-topper, Blueberry Butter. Yum already.

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  79. Stefanieposted November 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I would love to make pies, jam, and muffins. Yum!

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  81. Madeline Chapinposted November 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    My Gosh! This looks delicious! I am going to try this on my baked brie this holiday season!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures as well!!

    Madeline – Chop and Central

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  82. Elizabethposted November 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Jams! I’m just getting into canning, so the berries would be perfect for practicing!

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  83. Lizzposted November 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    berry compote for topping pancakes/waffles/french toast and berry pie!

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  84. Shellyposted November 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I’d make pies!

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  85. Susan Sposted November 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I’d make a strawberry Pavlova. Then maybe a raspberry sauce to add to hot cocoa,

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  86. Athena Rposted November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    A tart or pie

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  87. Ann P-Lposted November 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I’d make a berry cobbler.

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  88. Linda Montesposted November 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I would make scones, fruit upside down cakes, and fruit cobblers.

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  89. sharron orcuttposted November 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    i would have to preserve all the fruit for wonderful gift giving and tasty bites all year long! yummmm

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  90. Cynthiaposted November 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Smoothies and yummy desserts.

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  91. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted November 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I’m a pancake girl – berry pancakes are calling my name!

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  92. Susan H.posted November 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Pies, cobblers, breads…endless possibilities. Thanks.

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  93. karenposted November 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Pies and coffee cakes and muffins!

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  94. gina guthrieposted November 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Pies and tarts!

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  95. Karen Lynchposted November 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I love pies so that would probably be it.

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  96. MaryBposted November 8, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I’d make this sauce, for sure and then some berry pie.

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  97. Kimposted November 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I would definitely start with making this amazing looking sauce! Gorgeous!

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  98. T. girlposted November 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    a berry cobbler!

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  99. Sara Floydposted November 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I love berries on top of waffles!

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  101. Nutmeg Nannyposted November 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Oh this looks so delicious :) I cannot wait to try this myself, I am sure I will love it!

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  102. Mickyposted November 9, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I would make a decadent berry cheesecake.

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  103. Laura @ The Rookie Cookposted November 9, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I would definitely makes smoothies and ice cream. Maybe some cobblers too!

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  104. Sarahposted November 9, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I never thought about this kind of takeoff from a classic… interested… very interested!!

    Reply

  105. Itziaposted November 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I would make my first pie

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  106. Rebeccaposted November 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’d freeze them for sauces and jams all winter long.

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  107. Carmenposted November 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love making pavlova with fresh berries and cream.

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  108. Annetteposted November 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I love using fresh strawberries in a salad or making a blackberry cobbler/pie.

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  109. Kristieposted November 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Sounds delicious!

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  110. Koyatha Morrisposted November 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    The possibilities are endless. I would make pies, cupcakes, cobblers, and sauces.

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  111. Annaposted November 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Who won the giveaway?

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