I think there are many more interesting things one can do with the cranberry. Pickling them may be an unexpected option, but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. By boiling them in a sweet brine, you enhance the berries' natural tartness, and offset it with seasonal spice flavors.
Make these ahead for the holidays, you will never regret it!
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