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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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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Put leftover cranberries and pumpkin to great use in this moist quick bread. It’s very good with my Secondhand Turkey casserole for an after-Thanksgiving meal.—Dixie Terry,Goreville, Illinois

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Meet the Cook: When our children come home for the holidays, I make sure to bake this coffee cake. I always use fresh berries in season, then put a few bags in the freezer for later on. That way, we can enjoy this moist cake anytime we want! -Mildred Schwartzentruber, Tavistock, Ontario

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

My mother's made this bread for years, but she uses date filling. I loved her bread so much that I made my own with cranberries for a slightly tart filling with the sweet streusel topping. Each slice reveals an enticing ruby swirl. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Dotted with cranberries, orange peel and vanilla chips, these cookies are so colorful and fun to eat. They look lovely on a dessert tray and would be a great addition to your Christmas cookie lineup. -Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

There's an abundance of cranberries in our area during the fall, and this recipe is one of my most favorite ways to use them. I've often given these fresh-baked muffins as a small gift to friends, and they're always well received.

Cranberry Pecan Pie

Cranberry Pecan Pie

Cranberry Pecan Pie

I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze cranberries while they are in season so that I can make it year-round. -Dawn Liet Hartman Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

"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

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam

I have a passion for cooking, and it's probably my grandmother I can thank for it. She was a marvelous cook who could really stretch a food dollar. All the same, I've had my share of trial and error over the years. Shortly after we were married, my husband and I were invited to a family picnic. I made the prettiest potato salad you'd ever hope to seen. There was only one problem with that dish I was so proud of—I hadn't cooked the potatoes!

Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Friends with whom I've shared this recipe say it's their favorite way to serve sweet potatoes. I like to make it for brunch as a colorful go-with dish. The mingled sweet, tart and salty tastes are an unusual treat. —Sue Mallory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Tart Cranberry Cake

Tart Cranberry Cake

Tart Cranberry Cake

You can't beat this recipe to showcase true fall flavor. The ruby cranberries stay bright and beautiful, and their tartness is irresistible. I've made this cake many times to share. -Marilyn Paradis, Woodburn, Oregon

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

I turn to this recipe frequently because I can prepare it a day ahead—it's so convenient when company's coming. And with only a trace of fat, the fruity side dish is nutritious and delicious.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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