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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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"In our house, this chutney is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner. It also makes a great appetizer when spooned over cream cheese on Melba rounds." - Mary Ellen Gilbert, Franconia, New Hampshire
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Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

With its nutty, tart topping, this cake will bring smiles as soon as you turn it out of the pan. —Anne Thompson, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

I won a baking contest with these chunky, glazed cookies that are so easy, even novice bakers can pull them off. What makes them special? Fresh cranberries. —Laurie Cornett, Charlevoix, Michigan

Herbed Standing Rib Roast

Herbed Standing Rib Roast

Herbed Standing Rib Roast

We're a meat-and-potatoes family, so this roast is right up our alley. It really is the highlight of an elegant dinner for special guests. Leftovers are great for sandwiches, too.
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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.

Winning Cranberry Chutney

Winning Cranberry Chutney

Winning Cranberry Chutney

Meet the Cook: While searching for something to enhance the taste of fowl years ago, I discovered this recipe. I revised it a little, and I've since served it at Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings (it's a hit with either poultry or pork) plus used it as a food-basket gift. It's been popular besides at church bazaars I've taken it to. I grew up on a farm, and my husband (he's a cattle buyer) and I farmed for 20 years before moving to town. We have four children, all grown. -Joyce

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.

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

Cranberry Crunch Cake

Cranberry Crunch Cake

Cranberry Crunch Cake

New Jersey is known for its cranberries and this cake is a delicious way to use them. The marshmallows melt and seep through the cake, making it moist and very tasty. It's great for brunch, or just with a cup of coffee!

Spiced Apple-Cranberry Crepes

Spiced Apple-Cranberry Crepes

Spiced Apple-Cranberry Crepes

"I'm a newlywed and I love to make up recipes. I created this one when having friends over for brunch during the winter. It is so creamy and delicious!" Shannon Oetter, Chicago, Illinois

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Jewel-toned fruits team up to pack this pretty pie with festive flavor. The recipe is one our four grown children especially enjoy when they come home for family holiday meals. —Verona Koehlmoos, Pilger, Nebraska

Makeover Cranberry Pecan Scones

Makeover Cranberry Pecan Scones

Makeover Cranberry Pecan Scones

The changes in this made over recipe cut the calories by a quarter and the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol by half. But the make over scones still have a tender texture, an appealing orange flavor and tart bursts of cranberry goodness.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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