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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 Coffee Cake Wedges

Cranberry Coffee Cake Wedges

Cranberry Coffee Cake Wedges

“A friend gave me this recipe, but it was with raisins and regular sugar, butter and sour cream which I changed to Splenda, light butter and fat-free yogurt. My husband can't tell I've changed anything but the raisins!” Carol Barbee - Jasper, Montana

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

I get rave reviews with this autumn salad. Guests say that it fills them up without weighing them down. Preparing the beets, sweet potatoes and salad dressing a day early allows me more time with guests. -Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia

Fancy Green Salad

Fancy Green Salad

Fancy Green Salad

Here’s a festive, flavorful quick-toss salad that adds color to any table. Contributor Diana Smith from Wesson, Mississippi says, “A lady brought this to a church gathering. It was so pretty and wonderful, I just had to have the recipe.” TIP: You could substitute toasted pine nuts for the sunflower kernels for a different kind of crunch.
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Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Oven-roasted pears take the ho-hum out of this green salad created by our Test Kitchen staff. They tossed together a good-for-you medley of mellow pear slices, crispy greens, nuts and dried cranberries. The creamy dressing carries yet more pear flavor sweetened with just a touch of honey.

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Our Test Kitchen cooks got creative with this crumble. Pears provide a tasty change of pace from apples and other fruits that are more commonly used in pies and desserts. Cranberries add color, and spiced-up oats top off this old-fashioned dessert with a yummy crunch.

Cranberry Pear Tart

Cranberry Pear Tart

Cranberry Pear Tart

Our home economists came up with this delightful pear tart accented with dried cranberries. While it’s lovely as is, it also would be good served warm with ice cream.

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

Moist and tender pork chops are treated to a sweet, light cranberry glaze in this weeknight-friendly entree. It's one of my husband's favorite recipes, and it's quite suitable for company, too. —Stephanie Homme, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Maple-Granola Trail Mix

Maple-Granola Trail Mix

Maple-Granola Trail Mix

From Landrum, South Carolina, Malone Davidson writes, "This crunchy mix is wonderful any time of day. It's great sprinkled over yogurt at breakfast or packed into a lunch box."

Dried Cherry Muffins

Dried Cherry Muffins

Dried Cherry Muffins

Try this luscious muffin that stars sweet-tart dried cherries for breakfast or brunch, suggests Sandra Wagner of Chicago, Illinois.

Special Spinach Salad

Special Spinach Salad

Special Spinach Salad

I always get compliments when I serve this refreshing salad during the holidays. The creamy dressing is perfect with the colorful cranberries and crunchy nuts. —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania

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.
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