Christmas cupcakes!

So I was trying to find a good recipe for cupcakes to make for Thanksgiving using cranberries. I came across a recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse . However, I did not have and Grand Marnier and, being that I don’t really drink that, didn’t feel like spending money on any, so I sniffed around a bit, and found this recipe for cranberry sauce, and decided to sub some orange juice for water and make my own cranberry sauce filling, to go with these white chocolate cupcakes….

However… I wasn’t too excited about just plain white chocolate frosting, so, yet again, I decided to add my own twist. After I made the initial cranberry sauce, I pulsed it in a food processor for about 30 seconds or so, to smooth it out a bit, then I set aside about 3/4 of a cup and put it through a strainer to get a really smooth orange-cranberry coulis to add to the white chocolate cream cheese frosting. I think it worked out pretty well.

Then I made the cupcakes and carved out little wells to put the sauce in. I think they came out really well, but you be the judge….

 

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