Cranberries are a versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of dishes beyond just sauce. From savory side dishes to sweet desserts and pies, these sweet and tart berries add a burst of fresh fall flavor to any recipe. Whether you prefer fresh, frozen, or dried cranberries, there are countless ways to incorporate them into your cooking. Fall and cranberry season is the perfect time to explore new and classic recipes that showcase the tangy flavor and vibrant color of these fall fruits. From tender breads to easy pies and savory stuffings, cranberries are a must-have ingredient for the holiday season. These cranberry recipes will make you a fan!
Brie Cranberry Bites Appetizer
The creaminess of brie cheese pairs beautifully with the sweet flavour of cranberry sauce in these brie cranberry bites in puff pastry. These delightful little bites are perfect for any season or occasion and each one boasts plenty of wonderful flavour.
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Pineapple Cranberry Brie Crescent Ring Appetizer
Appetizers aren’t always seasonal, but this easy cranberry brie crescent ring appetizer is just perfect for the Fall and Winter! This cranberry brie wreath is so pretty to look at, and I’m sure it would make an impressive Christmas wreath. This pineapple crescent wreath appetizer is the perfect appetizer for holiday entertaining.
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Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe
Starbucks cranberry bliss bars are a festive favourite. This easy cranberry bar is a copycat recipe from Starbucks boasting vanilla, white chocolate, cranberries, orange, and more. Add this to your list of the best cranberry recipes.
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Cranberry Orange Prosecco Punch
Cranberry orange prosecco punch is a fun Fall or Thanksgiving cocktail. The orange and cranberry flavours make it festive and fruity, while the prosecco gives it a wonderful amount of fizz. Thanksgiving punch is a great festive drink to serve to guests or you could simply make a pitcher to enjoy over the Thanksgiving period.
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Sparkling Frosted Cranberry Cookies
Christmas cranberry cookies are sweet sugar cookies with cranberries on top. The sparkling garnish on top is an easy way to dress up desserts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These sparkling frosted cranberry cookies pair the sugared cranberries with homemade cookies plus a simple buttercream to make festive treats in the true spirit of holiday cheer.
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Cranberry Holiday Beef Brisket
This cranberry holiday beef brisket is seriously amazing. It’s a lovely dish for the holiday season, Jewish holidays or any time of year you’re feeling festive. A large brisket with fresh cranberries or cranberry jelly is a great recipe for any holiday, special occasion or simply because it’s delicious enough to have any day!
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Spiked Pineapple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a brie and cranberry wreath. It’s also amazing with Thanksgiving turkey. Or try it with ham, chicken or whatever you like.
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
How does cranberry cream cheese stuffed flank steak sound as a Christmas dinner dish? Doesn’t the sound of this recipe make your mouth begin to water? It’s such a great recipe for stuffed flank steak and works well as a New Year, Thanksgiving or Christmas steak recipe when you want something both fancy and tasty. It is so easy to Stuff and roll a butterflied flank steak, so don’t be intimidated.
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Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies
My mom loves holiday baking and this is a recipe for cranberry lemon pistachio cookies that she has been making for many years. They are almost too pretty to eat. The tart lemon taste of the icing has to be my favourite part of these colourful Christmas cookies. Because they’re so good, making these cranberry pistachio wreath cookies is a tradition I’m only too happy to continue!
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Air Fryer Whiskey, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
This air fryer whiskey, sausage and cranberry stuffing is so delicious. And baking stuffing in an air fryer means you can fit other dishes in the oven or on the stove. It is the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Did you know you could make a bourbon or whiskey stuffing with pork sausage recipe in your air fryer? Well, you can, and it’s so good!
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Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle
Cranberry orange biscotti are always good but especially during the festive period when cranberries and warm citrus flavours come into their own. Biscotti are famed for being a dry cookie that you dip into hot drinks. Just the kind of snack you want during the holidays! This will become one of your favorite cranberry recipes.
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Rustic Cranberry Galette
A warm golden brown cranberry galette is ideal for any occasion, from Christmas or Thanksgiving to a special event like someone’s birthday. Cranberries offer a bold, tart taste and this cranberry raspberry galette also boasts orange, cream, cranberries and raspberries for a wonderful result. You can use fresh or frozen berries and any type of pie crust you prefer.
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Skillet Cranberry Leek Chicken
This skillet cranberry leek chicken is a fun and festive holiday dinner. The tart and sweet sauce makes the perfect pairing with simply sauteed chicken breasts. Cranberries offer a sweet and tart grown-up flavor that really goes well with simple sauteed chicken.
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Cranberry Chocolate Overnight Oats
These cranberry chocolate overnight oats make a super hearty and healthy breakfast that can be meal-prepped ahead and eaten all week. It really is the perfect fall flavored breakfast option and easy to prepare as well.
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Baked Brie with Cranberry Raspberry Sauce
The perfect appetizer for all your parties, this is sweet and tart. The baked brie is topped with a sweet and savory cranberry-raspberry sauce that is delicious on its own. Adding in some pure maple syrup gives it extra sweetness and flavor.
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Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce
This warm baked Brie with cranberry sauce is the perfect easy appetizer for any season. It’s just the right amount of tart and sweet! Last minute guests coming over? This warm baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce is the easiest, most delicious appetizer that can be whipped up in no time. Just look at the ooey, gooey melty brie.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Whether you want to make homemade cranberry sauce with fresh or frozen cranberries, this easy recipe will help you have the best Thanksgiving ever. There are so many recipes out there, but this one takes just a few minutes and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! So why not give them a try this year? You might even find yourself making them all the time!
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Cranberry And White Chocolate Blondies
Sweet, buttery, soft, and chewy. These cranberry and white chocolate blondies make a great dessert or anytime sweet treat. A delicious treat that is perfect as an after-dinner dessert or an on-the-go snack.
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A hearty gluten-free granola recipe loaded with oats, nuts, seeds, and dried berries and infused with coconut, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast or snack time, with milk, yogurt, or by the handful!
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Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cranberries
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what dishes you’ll be making. If you’re looking to use up some dried cranberries or can’t find fresh ones, this cranberry sauce with dried cranberries is sure to impress your guests. It’s flavorful, holds its shape, and can be made year-round. So why not give it a try?
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Apple Cranberry Tart
Cranberry tart with apple is a classy and elegant-looking dish that is just as good as any store-bought version. Add vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top, and enjoy this festive confection.
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Couscous with Pecans and Cranberries
This is one of the most delicious tart recpes of all time. The sweetness of apple pears beautifully with cranberries which are a little sweet but also a little sour. The recipe is simple to prepare and this could end up being one of your favorite holiday dishes.
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How to Dry Cranberries
Who doesn’t love dried cranberries? They are that perfect combination of sweet and tart and they truly pair nicely with both sweet recipes and they add a special something to normally savory recipes. There are technically only two ingredients in this recipe, but you could even dry them with only one ingredient. Namely, cranberries.
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Cranberry Almond Coleslaw
Give your family and friends an amazing treat this holiday season with this healthy cranberry almond coleslaw recipe. It’s sugar-free yet so delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone!
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Dried Cranberry Jelly
Recipes with cranberries are essential to make for Thanksgiving. Do you need one at the last minute? It is the quickest and easiest recipe using dried cranberries. Whether you sieve them or not, you end up with cranberry jelly or jam. Which one would you prefer?
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Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
Change up the classic holiday side dish this year, with a zesty pineapple cranberry sauce that everyone loves! With bright flavors of fresh pineapple and cranberries, you’d never guess it’s actually lower in sugar than most cranberry sauce!
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These cranberry meatballs are one of the most requested appetizers ever. Orange juice and zest give them another wonderful depth of flavor. They are tart, sweet and very fruity. These cranberry orange meatballs are always a huge hit – zero left by the end of a party.
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