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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.

Cran-Orange Muffins

Cran-Orange Muffins

Cran-Orange Muffins

These morning goodies go together in minutes. With a shiny citrus glaze and tangy berries, they get gobbled up just as quickly.

Cranberry Chip Pancakes

Cranberry Chip Pancakes

Cranberry Chip Pancakes

These simple pancakes from Aris Gonzalez taste so great, you don't even need syrup! The Deltona, Florida cook livens up breakfast by adding cranberries, orange juice and vanilla chips to a classic pancake batter. This one's sure to be a family favorite!

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.
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Nantucket Cranberry Tart

Nantucket Cranberry Tart

Nantucket Cranberry Tart

While everyone is enjoying a bountiful meal, this eye-catching tart can be baking to perfection in the oven. The pretty holiday dessert calls for very few ingredients, and it's a snap to assemble. —Jackie Zack, Riverside, Connecticut

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

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

Zippy Cranberry Mustard

Zippy Cranberry Mustard

Zippy Cranberry Mustard

Whether you relish Margaret McCarthy's mustard with poultry, beef or pork, its zesty taste will become your favorite flavor enhancer. “A little bit packs a punch,” she says from Hiles, Wisconsin.

Streusel Cranberry Oat Muffins

Streusel Cranberry Oat Muffins

Streusel Cranberry Oat Muffins

Have a healthy appetite for a snack? Try these muffins with the zest of tart cranberries. The streusel topping sweetens them up just a bit, adding nice balance.

Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

For me, the best part of a holiday dinner is the sweet potatoes! You can make the sauce for these up to a day ahead—just omit the walnuts until you're ready to serve. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin

Fruity Cranberry Chutney

Fruity Cranberry Chutney

Fruity Cranberry Chutney

An enticing blend of fruits and spices comes alive in this versatile chutney recipe from field editor Pat Stevens of Granbury, Texas. “It complements turkey and ham nicely,” she says. “We also enjoy it as an appetizer, spooned over cream cheese and served with crackers.”

Cran-Orange Ice Cream Cake

Cran-Orange Ice Cream Cake

Cran-Orange Ice Cream Cake

Give this festive ice cream cake from our Test Kitchen a try. Layers of lovely ice cream and cranberries will delight your guests, and they won't believe that the melt-in-your-mouth crust is light, but it is!

Holiday Cheesecake

Holiday Cheesecake

Holiday Cheesecake

From St. Joseph, Michigan, Meredith Dodson writes, “I modified a few different cheesecake recipes to create this creamy, lower-fat version. It makes a beautiful ending to a fancy holiday dinner.”
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