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Fresh Cranberry Recipes

Fresh cranberries make fantastic additions to a variety of recipes. Try these fresh cranberry recipes, including cake, cheesecake, cookies, salsa, punch, pie, muffins, jam, bread, chutney, pudding, trifle, salads, applesauce and more.

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Few foods capture the flavor of the season like cranberries, and this makeover took a holiday favorite and made it even better! You'll love the flavor of cranberry, apple and pineapple covered in a sweet and creamy dressing. Better still, it's only 2 grams of fat per serving! —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan
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Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

My family looks forward to this flavorful combination of cranberry bread and fruitcake for the holidays. Baked in smaller pans, the pretty loaves make a nice gifts. The bread also freezes well. I got this recipe from a woman at church before my husband retired as minister. —Ellen Puotinen, Tower, Minnesota

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Cranberry Orange Loaf

I'm a true morning person who loves entertaining at breakfast. It's so much fun to get up early, set a pretty table and share a delicious breakfast with friends.

Drummer Boy Cake

Drummer Boy Cake

Drummer Boy Cake

Looking for an impressive finale to your holiday dinner? This spectacular dessert, drummed up by our Test Kitchen, features a sweet-tart cranberry topping paired with a tangy orange cake and filling.
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Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

I first tasted this recipe at a potluck dinner. It's become one of the desserts I like to serve at Thanksgiving and other fall get-togethers.

Festive Cranberry Relish Salad

Festive Cranberry Relish Salad

Festive Cranberry Relish Salad

My three grown daughters and their families are very fond of this festive-looking salad. It's on our buffet table every Christmas.—Edna Means, Iola, Kansas

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

"This cranberry butter is wonderful on warm bread or biscuits," recommends Corky Huffsmith of Indio, California. "Be sure to use real butter and margarine—the low-fat products have a higher water content that doesn't give the same results."

Cranberry Nut Dessert

Cranberry Nut Dessert

Cranberry Nut Dessert

My family manages a cranberry marsh so we've seen our share of recipes featuring that tart and tasty berry. We're especially fond of this easy-to-make, no-crust pie.

Cranberry Walnut Tart

Cranberry Walnut Tart

Cranberry Walnut Tart

Meet the Cook: People tell me that they like the combination of a tart cranberry taste and the crunchy walnut texture in this dessert. I grew up in a rural community - so my sisters and I did a lot of cooking early! My husband and I have two married sons (plus 2-1/2 grandkids!), and I've collected strawberries for 21 years. -Beverly Mix, Missoula, Montana

Festive Cranberry Cake

Festive Cranberry Cake

Festive Cranberry Cake

Each fall here in Alaska, an abundant crop of wild cranberries is ripe for cooking," details Anchorage resident Gladys Wilson. "This cake, a favorite in my family, makes good use of the harvest." What's more, since you can prepare it the night before your Thanksgiving celebration, her recipe is a real time-saver at a hectic time of year.

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

Fluffy Cranberry Delight

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday get-togethers. It can be served as a fruit salad along with the meal or as a light dessert. It's particularly pretty in a cut-glass bowl on a buffet. —Ruth Bolduc, Conway, New Hampshire

Cran-Apple Crumble

Cran-Apple Crumble

Cran-Apple Crumble

A toasted almond streusel topping makes this fruity dessert extra delicious. It's great for the holidays.—Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California
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