Holiday Cranberry Recipes

Cranberries have long been a celebrated holiday symbol, and with good reason. This antioxidant-packed super-fruit is at its peak season from September to December, making it a fresh and healthy addition to your winter meals. Here are some great recipes that the whole family will find "berry" delicious.

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Cranberry Salsa

Bruce Wolf

Cranberry Salsa

This no-cook salsa is as versatile as it is easy. Serve it as a tangy dip for pita chips or spoon it atop roasted chicken or fish for a bright, zippy main course.

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How to Can Foods at Home

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Cheese-Filled Endive

David Prince

Cheese-Filled Endive

These simple but elegant appetizers are perfect for holiday entertaining. The sweetened dried cranberries balance the tangy mixture of cream cheese and blue cheese.

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Double Cranberry Crostini

Peter Krumhardt

Double Cranberry Crostini

These two-bite treats are sure to be a party pleaser. The sprinkling of dried cranberries adds a festive pop of color to these tasty apps.

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Cranberry Mulled Cider

Bruce Wolf

Cranberry Mulled Cider

Nothing tastes better on a cold winter's day than hot cider. Having a holiday party? This recipe easily doubles or even triples. Adults might want to add a touch of apple brandy.

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Cranberry-Orange Mini Scones

Bruce Wolf

Cranberry-Orange Mini Scones

Making bakery-worthy scones is easier than you think. These tender, delicious treats are perfect for a special breakfast and come together in only 20 minutes of active time.

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Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Honey

Tina Rupp

Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Honey

This healthy and hearty breakfast incorporates several distinct flavors of fall. The rich cranberry-honey topping is just the right compliment to the sweet pumpkin waffles.

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Bruce Wolf

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Your family will want to eat this sweet spiced bread all winter long. Not only is it delicious, it's packed with Vitamin A thanks to the pumpkin.

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Cranberry-Apricot Granola

Paula Hible

Cranberry-Apricot Granola

These granola bars are a snack-time delight! The use of honey in place of refined sugar makes these a wholesome choice for your kids.

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Wake-Up Breakfast Bars

Alexandra Grablewski

Wake-Up Breakfast Bars

A first-rate breakfast on the go! Get a morning dose of antioxidants with these cranberry-studded goodies.

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Trail Mix Popcorn

Paula Hible

Trail Mix Popcorn

This traditional snack food gets a tangy twist when you add cranberries to the mix.

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Wild Rice and Chicken Salad

Wild Rice and Chicken Salad

Add flavor and vitamin C to your lunchtime meal by serving up this refreshing wild rice salad.

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Pork with Cranberry Chutney

Bruce Wolf

Pork with Cranberry Chutney

While this savory-sweet chutney is especially good with pork, it's also a crowd-pleaser over rice or couscous.

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Cranberry Glazed Ham

Frances Janisch

Cranberry Glazed Ham

Cranberries and ham are a holiday flavor match made in heaven.

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Indian Spiced Chicken with Relish

Alison Miksch

Indian Spiced Chicken with Relish

This recipe has a triple dose of cranberry goodness! By using cranberry juice along with fresh and dried cranberries you get a dimension of flavor that showcases the fruit's versatility.

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Balsamic Orange Cranberry Sauce

Gemma Comas

Balsamic Orange Cranberry Sauce

Ditch the canned stuff, and try out this new take on a classic side. Balsamic adds a sweet depth of flavor that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Apple Cranberry Galette

Alexandra Rowley

Apple Cranberry Galette

Cooking with the kids is a fun way to celebrate this holiday season. This galette is simple enough for little helpers, and tasty enough for mature palates.

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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Monica Buck

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These sweets are a yummy treat for the little cookie lovers in your life. Dried cranberries and oats provide a healthy fiber boost.

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Creamy Cranberry Tart

Lara Robby

Creamy Cranberry Tart

This creamy tart tastes as good as it looks. To save time in the kitchen, use a store-bought graham cracker crust.

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Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

Charles Schiller

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

This artfully glazed and decorated bundt cake is a visual stunner, but don't be afraid to dig in! Beautiful clusters of cranberries throughout make the inside just as gorgeous.

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Cranberry Apple Bake

Rita Maas

Cranberry Apple Bake

Serve this dessert warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a sublime ending to your holiday meal.

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