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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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Moist and chock-full of colorful berries, these marvelous muffins are a seasonal specialty of Mrs. Leonard Keszler, Bismarck, North Dakota. "They are light and tasty, and they freeze very well," she says.
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Jeweled Buffet Ham

Jeweled Buffet Ham

Jeweled Buffet Ham

Cranberry sauce and mandarin oranges make a beautiful, aromatic glaze for cooked ham. This recipe will be a crowd-pleaser! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Pineapple Cranberry Ham

Pineapple Cranberry Ham

Pineapple Cranberry Ham

Tired of the same-old, same-old meals for dinner? Try something new tonight with this dish! A sweet and tangy relish of cranberries and pineapple tops these hearty ham steaks, adding lots of flavor and color. Rita Brower - Exeter, CA

Spiced Green Tea

Spiced Green Tea

Spiced Green Tea

"It's fun to cozy up to the campfire with a mug of this tangy tea," says Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota. "It's a unique blend of green tea, fruit juices and spice."
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Festive Tea Sandwiches

Festive Tea Sandwiches

Festive Tea Sandwiches

These delicate sandwiches were the memorable first course at a Victorian tea we held for the ladies of our congregation. A spread that combines mayonnaise, pecans and cranberries is the perfect complement of the chicken.

Cranberry-Cherry Nut Pie

Cranberry-Cherry Nut Pie

Cranberry-Cherry Nut Pie

This delightful, stress-free pie combines cranberries with convenient cherry pie filling for a fresh, fun flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday get-togethers. It can be served as a fruit salad along with the meal or as a light dessert. It's particularly pretty in a cut-glass bowl on a buffet. —Ruth Bolduc, Conway, New Hampshire

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

"I tuck a glass jar of this colorful relish into Christmas gift baskets along with cookies and fudge," relates Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. "Its tasty medley of fruits and nuts is delicious served with ham or poultry."

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Valerie Jones of Portland, Maine says, "Cranberries add unique flavor and color to an ever-popular apple crisp."

Cranberry Flax Muffins

Cranberry Flax Muffins

Cranberry Flax Muffins

I modified this recipe from a heart-smart cookbook, and my husband loved it," writes Jennifer Wertz from Council Bluffs, Iowa. "The muffins make great on-the-go breakfasts or afterwork snacks, so I bake a batch each week...often replacing cranberries with blueberries."

Chicken Romaine Salad

Chicken Romaine Salad

Chicken Romaine Salad

Mom invented this colorful salad by combining romaine lettuce with toasted pecans, chicken strips, grapes, dried cranberries and cheddar cheese. I think she's particularly proud of this recipe. -Kevin Weeks North Palm Beach, Florida

Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad

Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad

Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad

Dried cranberries add color and cashews bring fun crunch to this pretty salad. “It’s great for a covered-dish dinner, but can also be served at luncheons with the girls,” writes Darlene Hoffman of Augusta, Georgia. “I like to serve it with crusty rolls.”

Cranberry Pecan Tassies

Cranberry Pecan Tassies

Cranberry Pecan Tassies

A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown, Delaware

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

This special gelatin salad takes the place of ordinary cranberry sauce on my Thanksgiving table. Grapes and mandarin oranges make it deliciously different. —Kristy Duncan, Southfield, North Carolina

Holiday Cranberry Yeast Bread

Holiday Cranberry Yeast Bread

Holiday Cranberry Yeast Bread

"Wonderful aromas permeate the house while this bread is baking!" notes Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas. "My family loves it hot from the oven. The cranberries give each slice a yummy hint of sweet-tart flavor...and the whole wheat flour adds a healthy touch to our holiday menus."

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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Relish

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Relish

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Orange Relish

I like how grilled pork and fruit bring out the best in each other. If you have leftover relish, break out the tortilla chips! —Cindy Esposito, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

My colorful “boats” with quinoa, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash that’s cream-colored with green stripes. In a pinch, acorn squash will do. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

My mom made the best salads, and that's where my love for them started. I’ve turned her side salads into awesome meals with protein, veggies, nuts and cranberries. —Lindsay Tanner, Cathedral City, California
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