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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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I found this recipe while taking a cooking class. Full of mixed fruit, celery and nuts, it's a lively alternative to jellied cranberry sauce. When cranberries are in season, I buy extra and freeze them so I can make this salad year-round.
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Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

This dessert is especially pretty and appropriate for the holidays. I updated my mother's recipe using instant oatmeal to make it even easier to fix. —Joyce Sheets, Lafayette, Indiana

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pie

I'm proud of this pie because I made it up in my head, and it turned out very well! It's a little different from traditional pumpkin or pecan pie, which makes it a nice holiday surprise. —Sherry Little, Sherwood, Arkansas

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."
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Cranberry Orange Salsa

Cranberry Orange Salsa

Cranberry Orange Salsa

"This tart tangy blend is wonderful with carved turkey, on turkey sandwiches and with ham and pork," says Joan Flowers of Hickory Hills, Illinois.

Harvest Autumn Potroast

Harvest Autumn Potroast

Harvest Autumn Potroast

Good old-fashioned pot roast has a new mouthwatering flavor the way Deby Kominski prepares it. "This colorful dish makes an appealing holiday meal," she writes from Honesdale, Pennsylvania. "The cranberries mixed with horseradish give the beef terrific taste. You can add any vegetables you like to make it more unique."—Deby Kominski, Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Cran-Apple Pie

Cran-Apple Pie

Cran-Apple Pie

Our home economists capture the flavor of fall in this pretty lattice fruit pie.

Hot Cranberry Drink

Hot Cranberry Drink

Hot Cranberry Drink

My mother would brew a batch of this hot drink when any of us children were sick. One sip and we'd instantly feel better! Now I make it for my husband and daughter on dreary winter mornings or anytime they're feeling under the weather.

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

If you don't have enough individual parfaits, you can make this dessert in a trifle bowl. Either way, it's sure to bring you rave reviews. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Festive Tea Sandwiches

Festive Tea Sandwiches

Festive Tea Sandwiches

These delicate sandwiches were the memorable first course at a Victorian tea we held for the ladies of our congregation. A spread that combines mayonnaise, pecans and cranberries is the perfect complement of the chicken.

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

This old-fashioned dessert has been a family tradition during the holidays for years. My children say it's just not Christmas without it! —Millicent Tilly, Watertown, South Dakota
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