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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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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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Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

My mother never wrote down her delightful recipes, so I created this recipe as a holiday tribute to her. They're creamy, sweet and a little tart. At my house, we call them Pick Me Up Bars because you always want to have another. —Lisa Glassman, Boynton Beach, FL

Baked Cranberry Meatballs

Baked Cranberry Meatballs

Baked Cranberry Meatballs

You’ve never seen meatballs like these before, with cranberries, sauerkraut and chili sauce adding incredible color and irresistible tang. You’ll love the heavenly aroma, too. —Lisa Potter, Camp Douglas, WI

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

For generations, our family has handed down a cake recipe with cranberries. Simple and unusual, it remains a family jewel we treasure. —Lisa Potter, Camp Douglas, WI

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Festive Cranberry-Topped Cheesecake

Festive Cranberry-Topped Cheesecake

Festive Cranberry-Topped Cheesecake

When my daughter was 4 months old, my husband and I hosted both our families for Christmas dinner. I served this cheesecake for dessert. It's quite festive and was thoroughly enjoyed by the mothers and ladies of the house. —Stacy Dutka, Bienfait, Saskatchewan

Cranberry Pear Chutney

Cranberry Pear Chutney

Cranberry Pear Chutney

My husband, Jack, is a diabetic who likes to round out a meal with this lovely sauce. The ingredients in this sugar-free treat give it a natural sweetness.—Carol Bricker, Tempe, Arizona

Autumn Spinach Salad

Autumn Spinach Salad

Autumn Spinach Salad

For a company-special dish, whip up this simple homemade dressing the night before and toss with salad just before serving. —Greta Igl, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

With its nutty, tart topping, this cake will bring smiles as soon as you turn it out of the pan. —Anne Thompson, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

I got this recipe from my sister years ago and like to fix it when times are rushed. It's fancy enough for the most special occasions but so easy to prepare with ingredients I always have on hand. Try varying the juices and fruits. —Donna Rear, Red Deer, Alberta

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

To use up leftover eggnog, cranberries and pecans from the holiday season, I added them to a classic coffee cake recipe. It goes together the night before and bakes in the morning.—Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

I just love to make chocolates at Christmastime. This popular candy combines pecans, chocolate and cherries—it is crunchy, sweet and just plain yummy!—Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana

Makeover Cranberry Rolls

Makeover Cranberry Rolls

Makeover Cranberry Rolls

“My boys usually insist I make my cranberry rolls for Christmas morning." These are light and good enough to enjoy any day of the year! Donna Taylor - Portland, Oregon

Rosy Citrus drink

Rosy Citrus drink

Rosy Citrus drink

Cranberry juice gets a boost from fresh-tasting citrus juices and a hint of spice in this warm beverage from Patricia Kile. "It's an awesome alternative to coffee and tea at brunches," mentions the Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania cook.



Minted Iced Tea Cooler

Minted Iced Tea Cooler

Minted Iced Tea Cooler

"This cool rose-colored tea quenches your thirst in the most delightful way," commented Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson of Lusby, Maryland. "It's a pleasant blend of fruit and mint flavors. It's very easy to make, but more special than traditional iced tea."

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.

Ultimate Fruity Granola

Ultimate Fruity Granola

Ultimate Fruity Granola

Honey, maple syrup and vanilla coat this wonderfully crunchy treat that's fantastic no matter how you serve it—on its own, with cold milk, or in a yogurt parfait. —Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

You'll relish this guilt-free take on a classic cookie, enhanced with cranberries and luscious dark chocolate. “My son is diabetic, and he loves these,” says Ramona Cornell of Levittown, New York. “A co-worker calls them 'a piece of coconut heaven'.”
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