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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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When cranberry and lime juice get together, the result is thirst-quenching. Add ice and you’ve got a party in a glass. —Michael Passow, Poughkeepsie, New York
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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

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

Cranberry Eggnog Salad

Cranberry Eggnog Salad

Cranberry Eggnog Salad

For a bright salad with a vintage holiday feel, we stack a layer of raspberry gelatin and cranberry sauce over pineapple and eggnog. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, PA

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Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

For a delicious vinegar for salad dressings and marinades, try this vinegar with cranberries. It would make a wonderful side salad during the holidays.—Lesley Colgan, London, Ontario

Fruity Pork Roast

Fruity Pork Roast

Fruity Pork Roast

I like using the slow cooker for our meals because it gives me time for other preparations, frees the oven, and it usually doesn't matter if you serve it later than planned. The fruit in this recipe, which I adapted, gives the pork a special flavor. —Mary Jeppesen-Davis, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Citrus Cranberry Pie

Citrus Cranberry Pie

Citrus Cranberry Pie

To showcase abundant fall cranberries, our home economists developed the recipe for this lattice-topped pie. A dollop of orange cream complements the slightly tart flavor.
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Chilled Christmas Punch

Chilled Christmas Punch

Chilled Christmas Punch

A blend of juices gives this punch a little pizzazz. For a more tart flavor, substitute cranberry juice for the cran-apple juice. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

This exceptional cookie features a wonderful chunky combination of cashews, dried cranberries and white chips. Make plenty. They will disappear quickly.

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Stew is one of my family's favorite dishes. Everyone is surprised that there's cranberry juice in this recipe - it really gives it a unique flavor.

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

Partridge in a Pear Tree Pie

Partridge in a Pear Tree Pie

Partridge in a Pear Tree Pie

Delight guests and have a partridge in a pear tree make an appearance on your holiday table! The crimson cranberry filling makes this a fitting Christmas pie.

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

"CRANBERRIES seem to be traditional with everyone's Thanksgiving meal in one form or another. This salad is our favorite way to serve them, either as an attractive mold or for individual salads. The nuts and other fruit give it a refreshing crunch."

Cran-Apple Muffins

Cran-Apple Muffins

Cran-Apple Muffins

I like to pile a fresh batch of these muffins on a plate when friends drop in for coffee. Even my grandkids enjoy the cranberry and apple flavor combination. —Millie Westland, Hayward, Minnesota



Quick Cranberry Scones

Quick Cranberry Scones

Quick Cranberry Scones

Being an Anglophile, I've tried lots of scone recipes over the years, but this is my all-time favorite. It was given to me by a hotel chef in Los Angeles and bakes into batches of lovely Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

I found this recipe in a cookbook compiled by a friend’s quilting group. Try it with chicken—but don’t stop there. It’s good with turkey, ham, pork and venison, too.

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

This old-fashioned dessert has been a family tradition during the holidays for years. My children say it's just not Christmas without it! —Millicent Tilly, Watertown, South Dakota

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

Cherry Walnut Yeast Bread

I created this delicious bread as a way to showcase the tart cherries that grow in abundance here in Door County. Slices topped with butter or jam make a great breakfast or midday snack. —Max Sample, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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