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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 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."
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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.

Spiced Cranberry Ketchup

Spiced Cranberry Ketchup

Spiced Cranberry Ketchup

Here's a condiment that makes any poultry dish sing! We like it on turkey burgers and alongside roasted chicken. It's also a great way to dress up meat loaf. -Gilda Lester of Millsboro, Delaware

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Lisa Renshaw of Kansas City, Missouri writes, “This is such a wonderful departure from ho-hum strawberry shortcake.” And with two types of berries, you're getting twice the antioxidants!

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

“A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago,” writes Cathy Wood from Salida, Colorado, “and it’s been a Christmas tradition ever since. It’s fluffy and refreshing and so colorful. Everyone finds room for this dessert!”

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Toni Fohey of Waukesha, Wisconsin writes, “With a few alterations over the years, this has become one of my families' favorites. I get requests for the recipe every time I make it for guests.”
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