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Cranberry Recipes

They may be well-known for the Thanksgiving holiday, but cranberries can also be used to flavor food throughout the fall and winter seasons. Try these cranberry recipes, including cranberry sauce, cranberry juice, cranberry cookies, cranberry stuffing and more.

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There’s nothing to this recipe, the preparation and cooking are so quick. I throw in dried cranberries, but you can let your imagination take over. Add a handful of raisins or walnuts at the end...even sliced oranges. If your Brussels sprouts are large, cut them in half. —Ellen Ruzinsky, Yorktown Heights, NY
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New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England. —Devon Delaney, Westport, CT

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

I leave out the giblets my mom used in stuffing and bump up the apples, wild rice and cranberries instead. —Miranda Allison, Simpsonville, SC

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

I turned sour cream raisin pie into a cookie bar with a crunchy oatmeal crust, custard-style filling and crisp topping. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, OR

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Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

I made this dish for my fiance once...and he absolutely loved it. Now that we're married, I prepare it for our dinner guests. Everyone likes it, and no one guesses they're eating "healthy". —Amy VanGuilder Dik of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Both kids and grown-ups like this gorgeous dessert. It'll keep a few days and is actually better the second day, so you can make it a day ahead.—Sherry Conley, Noel Hants County, Nova Scotia

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Squash was a hard sell with our family until I paired it pumpkin seeds, cranberries and horseradish. Now they love it! Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
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Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

It's sometimes difficult to get our daughter to eat healthy foods, but she gobbles up these fruit-filled muffins. Although these are a "must" around the holidays, I keep cranberries in the freezer so I can whip up a batch any time of year. —Esther Bowers, Westland, Michigan

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping

For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It’s delicious dolloped on orange slices and other fresh fruit. TIP: “In summer, it’s very refreshing served over melon, strawberries and red and green grapes,” Diane notes.

Mt. Olympus Punch

Mt. Olympus Punch

Mt. Olympus Punch

A delightful blend of four fruit juices gives this pleasant punch its cool character, while ginger ale adds the quenching fizz. For our theme party, I looked to the Olympics' history to come up with an appropriate name for this modern-day beverage. -Therese Judge, Westminster, Maryland

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing give it a subtle punch of flavor.

Fig-Filled Cookies

Fig-Filled Cookies

Fig-Filled Cookies

Family and friends know I have a fondness for Christmas cookies. Each year after Thanksgiving, they begin asking when the cookies will be ready!

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

Sour Cream & Cranberry Bars

I turned sour cream raisin pie into a cookie bar with a crunchy oatmeal crust, custard-style filling and crisp topping. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, OR

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

These are one of my favorite cookies to make for the holidays. I prepare a batch early in the holiday season and freeze them.—Sherry Conley, Noel Hants County, Nova Scotia



Drummer Boy Cake

Drummer Boy Cake

Drummer Boy Cake

Looking for an impressive finale to your holiday dinner? This spectacular dessert, drummed up by our Test Kitchen, features a sweet-tart cranberry topping paired with a tangy orange cake and filling.

Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

This beautiful, flavorful salad from Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is sprinkled with feta cheese, sweetened cranberries and walnuts for extra depth, pop, and crunch.

Cranberry Balsamic Salad

Cranberry Balsamic Salad

Cranberry Balsamic Salad

I stock up on cranberries each fall when I visit a cranberry festival. I always have plenty on hand at Christmastime for making special holiday dishes, including this tangy salad. —Patricia Slater, Pefferlaw, Ontario

Cranberry Brunch Punch

Cranberry Brunch Punch

Cranberry Brunch Punch

"For a festive party punch, you can't miss with this refreshing beverage," assures Edie deSpain of Logan, Utah. It's excellent whether poured over crushed ice or served warm."
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