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Cranberry brownies recipe

Rescue recipe - perfect for using up leftover cranberry sauce from Christmas. No cranberry? Try apple sauce. You could try adding any dried fruit or nuts you may have in your cupboard.

cranberry browniesAllergens: contains, milk, eggs and gluten.

You could also add other leftover ingredients such as nuts or dried fruits. They can be cut into mini squares for nibbles or for dinner parties, top with ice cream and berries. The recipe doubles or triples well and they freeze brilliantly.


100g unsalted butter

50g plain chocolate

150g caster sugar

2 eggs

4 tablespoons of cranberry sauce

half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

40g self-raising flour

A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) or gas mark 4.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heavy pan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Beat the sugar, with the eggs and cranberry sauce in a bowl and pour in the chocolate mixture with the vanilla extract, flour and salt.
  4. Pour into a 21cm square tin and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. If you put in a toothpick it should come out wet.