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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.

Cranberry-Apricot Bread Pudding

Cranberry-Apricot Bread Pudding

Cranberry-Apricot Bread Pudding

I adjusted a favorite bread pudding recipe to make it a little healthier. Dried fruits add texture and sweetness to this heart-warming dessert.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Fruity Cereal Bars

Fruity Cereal Bars

Fruity Cereal Bars

With dried apple and cranberries, these crispy cereal bars are perfect for snacks or brown-bag lunches. “Store the extras in plastic containers,” Giovanna Kranenberg recommends from Cambridge, Minnesota, “that is, if you have any left!” —Giovanna Kranenberg, Cambridge, Minnesota

Cranberry Fudge

Cranberry Fudge

Cranberry Fudge

This creamy, crunchy fudge is packed with walnuts and cranberries to satisfy all who try it. Though they may seem decadent, each little bite is filled with tons of fabulous, guilt-free flavor.—Delia R. Kennedy, Deer Park, Washington
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Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews…and always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah

Cranberry Bog Bark

Cranberry Bog Bark

Cranberry Bog Bark

For a pretty holiday treat, I make this bark. It is a favorite holiday gift I give out to friends and family.—Cindy Lou Hickey, Kingston, Massachusetts

Cran-Apple Cups

Cran-Apple Cups

Cran-Apple Cups

Special enough for company, these quick, scrumptious rolls from Barbara Brittain in Santee, California are perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch. And with only four ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to whip up at the last minute!

Savory Steak Salad

Savory Steak Salad

Savory Steak Salad

Caramelized onion and sirloin steak seasoned with a cinnamon rub make this main dish salad different from typical versions. It’s easy to toss together with a packaged greens, blue cheese, dried cranberries and store-bought vinaigrette.

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash gets a sweet-and-savory treatment when stuffed with sausage, onion, spinach and cranberries to make this pretty autumn entree. Cooking the squash in the microwave makes this quick enough for a busy weeknight.

Celebration Waldorf Salad

Celebration Waldorf Salad

Celebration Waldorf Salad

This is a great dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. A variation of this can be made with dried cherries instead of the cranberries.—Susan McDonald, Germantown, Tennessee

Mallow Sweet Potato Bake

Mallow Sweet Potato Bake

Mallow Sweet Potato Bake

Put a spin on a Thanksgiving classic with this sweet potato bake. This festive-looking side captures the flavors of sweet potatoes, marshmallows and tart cranberries! —Delores Nickerson, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Even though this is a light dessert, my kids love it! Since it's so popular, I stock up on canned pumpkin in the fall when it's on sale so I can make it all year long. —Cami LaForge, Murray, Utah
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