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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.

Cranberry Cherry Sweetheart Dessert

Cranberry Cherry Sweetheart Dessert

Cranberry Cherry Sweetheart Dessert

For dessert, present this sweet-tart combination of cherry pie filling and fresh cranberries. Individual servings of the warm fruit mixture are garnished with pretty pastry crust hearts.

Cranberry Apple Saute

Cranberry Apple Saute

Cranberry Apple Saute

My husband came up with this recipe by adding cranberries to fried green apples. We thought the colors were perfect for the holidays, and the flavor went well with our Christmas ham.

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Banana Cranberry Muffins

"Any time I get together with friends and family members, they ask me to bring some of these yummy muffins," writes Gretchen Zoch. The Boiling Springs, North Carolina reader relies on cranbereies to dress up her homemade banana muffins.
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Cranberry Cheese Bread

Cranberry Cheese Bread

Cranberry Cheese Bread

Making this bread is really easy and the results are so tasty. It seems like an unlikely combination of cranberries and cheddar cheese but they are so delicious in this bread.—Suzanne Gruenbacher, Colwich, Kansas

Cran-Orange Waffles

Cran-Orange Waffles

Cran-Orange Waffles

“These fluffy waffles are a real breakfast treat,” writes Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. “You can also serve them for dessert with a scoop of frozen yogurt and the syrup drizzled over the top.”

Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake is perfect for holiday desserts. The colorful topping is so good that I prepare it separately and use it as a cranberry side dish at Thanksgiving. -Mary Simonson of Kelso, Washington

Teddy Bear Paws

Teddy Bear Paws

Teddy Bear Paws

"Since bear claws are my favorite sweet roll, I decided to lighten them up for a holiday brunch," explains the Spokane, Washington's Hollyce Swan. "Using a package of frozen cranberries that was leftover from Thanksgiving, I created these whimsical treats that are as tasty as they are cute."

Caramelized Pear Strudel

Caramelized Pear Strudel

Caramelized Pear Strudel

This is an easy and stylish dessert that's sure to please everyone. Best served warm, the holiday treat is delicious with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream or reduced-fat whipped topping on the side. —Leah Beatty of Cobourg, Ontario

Cranberry Cake Roll

Cranberry Cake Roll

Cranberry Cake Roll

This low-fat angel food cake roll is a guilt-free indulgence, which is much-appreciated during the Christmas season.

Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

A sweet-tart cranberry salsa is the ideal accompaniment to leftover turkey in this breezy quesadilla. With a hint of lemon and pear, the salsa is also good with chicken or pork. –Jodi Kristensen of Macomb, Michigan

Pineapple Cranberry Relish

Pineapple Cranberry Relish

Pineapple Cranberry Relish

This refreshing relish from Sue Dannahower of Fort Pierce, Florida features three kinds of fruit and a splash of cilantro. Serve it atop grilled chicken or pork to perk up the taste.
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