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Dried Cranberry Recipes

Dried cranberries can be used for a wide selection of dishes. Try these dried cranberry recipes, including cookies, scones, granola, biscotti, salad, cranberry sauce, meatballs, wraps, stuffing, stollen, blondies, pitas and more.

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I make this every year for the holidays. It's a healthy alternative to traditional coleslaw made with mayo. For a alternate flavor combination, substitute toasted sesame seeds and sesame seed oil for the walnuts and walnut oil, and rice wine vinegar for the white wine vinegar. —Bob Nopper, Salem, New York
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Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

With its red and green ingredients, this salad is perfect for Christmas meals. Local cranberries and blue cheese make a great combination with salad greens, apples, walnuts and a simple cranberry vinaigrette. It’s a family favorite.

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

I made this recipe when we invited both families to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new home. There were 37 of us, and those who tried this dish raved about it.

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
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Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

This is an incredibly fragrant bread with lots of texture from wild rice and dried cranberries. It's hearty enough for sandwiches, but with a touch of honey, I could even eat this for dessert! —Barbara Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota

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.”

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

“Since there’s no baking required, this is really simple to make. Plus, it’s also healthy and tasty. If you want a snack that delivers protein and a few vitamins and minerals, this will do it.” —Leah M. Firestone, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

A cranberry and apricot stuffing wonderfully complements pork tenderloin. This is an elegant entree that you can pull together in no time.

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

Cranberry-Mushroom Beef Brisket

I quickly fell for this fantastic sweet-and-sour brisket when I had it at a family wedding reception. Since the meat needs to be refrigerated overnight after it bakes, it is a great make-ahead entree.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash

Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash

Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash

Make quick work of peeling butternut squash. First, prick it with a fork and give it 45 seconds in the microwave. Then, trim an inch from the base of the squash, making it stand up straight and tall while you run the peeler from top to bottom. —Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

"Making this stollen has become a tradition for our family," writes Rebekah Radewahn of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. "Our family, friends and neighbors look forward to it every Christmas. We like it because it does not contain the usual candied fruits and citron called for in other stollens."

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
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