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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.

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

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp

Gingered Cranberry Pear Crisp is a dessert so elegant-looking, you will be proud to serve it to guests. They will be sure to ask for the recipe. —Virginia Miracle, Menasha, Wisconsin

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

An eggnog sauce gives this crunchy oat-topped crisp a distinctive flavor. The apples and cranberries make it a natural for autumn celebrations and holiday meals. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona
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Cranberry Pecan Bars

Cranberry Pecan Bars

Cranberry Pecan Bars

From her kitchen in Covina, California, Sandy Bunte writes, “I have been making these bars for almost 40 years. I got the recipe from my mother who is 90 years old! They are great with vanilla ice cream (low fat, of course)”

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

Apple-Walnut Tossed Salad

“The pretty, flavorful cranberry dressing for this fall salad is also good for gift-giving,” suggests Mary LaJoie, of Glenoma, Washington, who shared the recipe.

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Pear-Cranberry Lattice Pie

Celebrate with this flavorful treat from Marian Platt, a Sequim, Washington field editor. It’s a delightful choice for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any fall occasion.

Cranberry Cherry Punch

Cranberry Cherry Punch

Cranberry Cherry Punch

This crimson-colored beverage is wonderful for Christmas and looks festive in a glass punch bowl. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Saucy Cranberry Cake

Saucy Cranberry Cake

Saucy Cranberry Cake

The fresh cranberries in this dessert add a little zing! “I ask my mom to bake this cake for me every year on my birthday,” says Lisa Seehafer of Appleton, Wisconsin. “I also love to make it at Christmastime.”

Cranberry Nut Pie

Cranberry Nut Pie

Cranberry Nut Pie

Our holiday family gatherings wouldn't be the same without this wonderful pie my daughter-in-law first served many years ago.

Ginger Cranberry Pinwheels

Ginger Cranberry Pinwheels

Ginger Cranberry Pinwheels

"Here's a nice Christmas cookie with a different shape," Laurel doughty writes from a Fryeburg, Maine. "They are fun to make and very delicious."

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

“You just can’t go wrong with this recipe if you have squash or cranberry lovers at your table,” promises Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. “I found the recipe a long time ago in a newspaper. The blend of flavors is delicious, colorful, and goes great with Thanksgiving dinner.”
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