Learn how to use leftover cranberry in a variety of everyday ways (like as jam on toast) and in a whole bunch of delicious recipes. Or make a simple maple cranberry syrup by heating some of the cranberry sauce with pure maple syrup in a saucepan on the stovetop. Cranberry sauce is a veritable chameleon, too — sweet or tart, smooth or chunky, loose and spreadable or firm and cuttable, berries only or chock full of other fruit. 4. Top your pancakes, waffles, or French toast with a big spoon of warmed cranberry sauce. Cranberry Sauce. 6 / 14. 3. 2. Use the cranberry sauce for filling in homemade Pop Tarts. I turn to this recipe frequently because I can prepare it a day ahead—it's so convenient when company's coming. And a dollop of sweetened whipped cream! I bet so many of us have a bowl of plastic-wrap-covered cranberry sauce in the fridge right around now and we’re googling to find out what we can do with it. Get Recipe. And with only a trace of fat, the fruity side dish is nutritious and delicious.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.