Holiday Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry-Apple Bake
Rita Maas
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.
Bruce Wolf
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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David Prince
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.

Peter Krumhardt
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.

Bruce Wolf
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.

Bruce Wolf
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.

Tina Rupp
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.

Bruce Wolf
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.

Paula Hible
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.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Wake-Up Breakfast Bars

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

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Trail Mix Popcorn

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

Wild Rice and Chicken Salad

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

Bruce Wolf
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.

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Cranberry Glazed Ham

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

Alison Miksch
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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Gemma Comas
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.

Alexandra Rowley
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.

Monica Buck
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.

Lara Robby
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.

Charles Schiller
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.

Rita Maas
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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