Looking for an easy holiday dessert that’s not only pretty to look at, but is absolutely delicious as well? This one is for you! Cranberries take center stage in this New England spin of a cranberry upside down cake – otherwise known as Cranberry Duff. Layers of cranberries, pecans and sugar followed by a not-too-sweet batter are baked and then inverted to create this showstopper. Don’t be fooled! You can have this ready for your holiday table in 60 minutes or less.
This was one of the recipes that I made at the very first Thanksgiving I cooked on my own. I had torn the page out of that year’s Martha Stewart Living magazine and was determined to serve this new-to-me dish. It was gone in minutes and I guarantee it won’t last long at your home either!
I’ve made this delightful dessert in both a round and square 8″ pan, depending on my intended serving platter, with great results.
To create the sugared cranberry garnish, simply wet cranberries and then roll in a shallow bowl filled with sugar. Perfection.