Melissa's Easy Leftovers

Melissa d'Arabian, host of Ten Dollar Dinners, makes the most of Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Use Up Your Cranberry Sauce

Quick Crumble
Mix 1 cup cranberry sauce, 2 pounds sliced peeled apples, 2 tablespoons each flour and granulated sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a buttered baking dish. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Mix 1 stick softened butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup each flour and chopped pecans, and a pinch each of cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Crumble over the fruit and bake at 375 degrees F until browned, 40 to 45 minutes.

5-Minute Appetizer
Toast baguette slices under the broiler. Top with cream cheese or goat cheese and dollop with cranberry sauce.

Simple Sundaes
Heat 1 cup cranberry sauce in a saucepan. Spoon over scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Festive Cocktails Stir a dab of cranberry sauce into a glass of seltzer, or mix with sparkling wine for a kir royale.

DIY Fruit Yogurt Spread a 1/2-inch layer of cranberry sauce in an empty yogurt container or shallow cup; top with plain Greek yogurt to make your own fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt.