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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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The delicate pumpkin flavor of these muffins is enhanced with tart, juicy cranberries. I sometimes dust the tops with powdered sugar for added sweetness. —Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
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Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

Cherry Cranberry Chutney

I found this recipe in a cookbook compiled by a friend’s quilting group. Try it with chicken—but don’t stop there. It’s good with turkey, ham, pork and venison, too.

Mishmash Applesauce

Mishmash Applesauce

Mishmash Applesauce

This fun, colorful recipe from Elm Grove, Wisconsin's Beverly Rice is so easy because you don't need to peel the apples. Berries and rhubarb give the flavor a boost."It's great hot or cold, over ice cream or just as is," says Beverly, winner in Milwaukee.

Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

Red cranberries and green pistachios in this ice cream cake delightfully showcase the colors of the season. My family prefers this refreshing homemade ice cream cake to store-bought desserts. —Quadelle Rose, Springbrook, Alberta
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Homemade Cranberry Juice

Homemade Cranberry Juice

Homemade Cranberry Juice

This refreshing and sweet cranberry juice has a mild tartness level. Its jewel red color looks very attractive served in glassware. —Carol Domes, Whitehorse, Yukon

Spiced Mixed Fruit

Spiced Mixed Fruit

Spiced Mixed Fruit

Delicious fresh fruit is hard to come by around Christmas. So this recipe calling for dried and canned fruits is fantastic.

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Shirley Kidd started making these treats after tasting a batch her friend whipped up. "I immediately requested the recipe and have been baking them by the dozens ever since," she enthuses from her home in New London, Minnesota. "The icing is an ideal complement to the tart berries in the cookies."

Pork Roast with Apple Topping

Pork Roast with Apple Topping

Pork Roast with Apple Topping

Meet the Cook: Since I was in 4-H, I've been an avid cook. This recipe's one my mother-in-law and I developed together. The topping also goes great with pork chops, lean sausage balls or patties and ham. My husband and I have seven children, 15 grandchildren and one on the way. Gardening's our favorite pastime. -Paula Neal, Dolores, Colorado

Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce

Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce

Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce

This pretty pink sauce is a nice change from typical cranberry relish. Apple pie filling and canned pears add just the right amount of sweetness.—Keri Lawson, Fullerton, California

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.

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

Chunky Fruit and Nut Relish

"I tuck a glass jar of this colorful relish into Christmas gift baskets along with cookies and fudge," relates Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. "Its tasty medley of fruits and nuts is delicious served with ham or poultry."

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Cranberry-Apple Lattice Pie

Two favorite fall fruits bring out the best in each other — and rum works its own mellow magic. Few people pass up a piece of this pie. — Adri Barr Crocetti, Sherman Oaks, California
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