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Cranberry Recipes

They may be well-known for the Thanksgiving holiday, but cranberries can also be used to flavor food throughout the fall and winter seasons. Try these cranberry recipes, including cranberry sauce, cranberry juice, cranberry cookies, cranberry stuffing and more.

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When cranberry and lime juice get together, the result is thirst-quenching. Add ice and you’ve got a party in a glass. —Michael Passow, Poughkeepsie, New York
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Contest-Winning Winter Fruit Chutney

Contest-Winning Winter Fruit Chutney

Contest-Winning Winter Fruit Chutney

The pairing of sweet and tart fruits makes this chutney a wonderful accompaniment for pork. Not only is it a consistent blue-ribbon winner at fairs, it's a natural way to capture the best of autumn's harvest in a jar.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

The perfect balance of tart and sweet to top a tenderloin—this autumn dinner is a family-favorite. Keep this chutney recipe on hand for turkey dinners, too. —Amanda Reed, Nashville, Tennessee

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made this combination with sugar substitute and eliminated the oil. Now it's a family favorite. —Gloria Wiech, Frontenac, Minnesota
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Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

My family looks forward to this flavorful combination of cranberry bread and fruitcake for the holidays. Baked in smaller pans, the pretty loaves make a nice gifts. The bread also freezes well. I got this recipe from a woman at church before my husband retired as minister. —Ellen Puotinen, Tower, Minnesota

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

A little port or Merlot wine offers a tasty twist to this traditional gelatin that also features pineapple and walnuts. I make it for holiday dinners, especially when turkey or ham is served. —Jenice Gibson of Oregon City, Oregon

Meaty Apple Skillet

Meaty Apple Skillet

Meaty Apple Skillet

I love having family over for breakfast, and they all look forward to this down-home specialty. Cinnamon, nutmeg and apple slices help combine the flavors of the four different meats in this robust dish. I slice and cook the meat the day before to save time in the morning.

Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

Serving this on Christmas morning is a tradition in our home. It's wonderful because I can make it the night before and pop it in the oven while we are opening gifts. —Jill Peterson, Richfield, Wisconsin

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This warm and fruity sauce takes only minutes to make. It's a nice way to present frozen waffles or even pancakes and French toast. If you don't have cranberry juice, orange juice can be used.

Savory Sausage Stuffing

Savory Sausage Stuffing

Savory Sausage Stuffing

I used to make the same old dressing every year for Thanksgiving. About 10 years ago, I decided to jazz up my recipe by adding pork sausage. Now everyone requests it for all our holiday meals. —Ursula Hernandez, Waltham, Minnesota

Favorite Cranberry Apple Crisp

Favorite Cranberry Apple Crisp

Favorite Cranberry Apple Crisp

BOTH my sister-in-law and I both make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We both are aware that the other will have it on her menu, but we make it anyway. It’s a family favorite, which has become a tradition for holiday meals.

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Apricot Cranberry Chicken

Before we had kids, my husband and I used to make a lot of challenging recipes, but now we keep things a little simpler. This tangy chicken has big flavors that everybody likes. —Brooke Ruzek, Elk River, Minnesota

Spiced Tea Mix

Spiced Tea Mix

Spiced Tea Mix

For years, our family has relied on this homespun mix to make hot spiced tea and a heartwarming punch. My parents always served steaming mugs of this punch at Thanksgiving. It was everyone's favorite. —Deb McKinney, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Fancy Berry Beverage

Fancy Berry Beverage

Fancy Berry Beverage

We offer this fruity beverage to guests to add a festive touch to holiday gatherings. It pours up frothy, then separates into a dark pink base with a light foamy top. A slightly tart drink, it's wonderful with home-baked cookies.

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Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

My mom made the best salads, and that's where my love for them started. I’ve turned her side salads into awesome meals with protein, veggies, nuts and cranberries. —Lindsay Tanner, Cathedral City, California

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Honey gives this tangy spread its sweetness. I came up with the recipe way back when our family first took up beekeeping and we had a bumper crop. —J. Fleming, Almonte, Ontario

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

I love to experiment with different grains and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts for this salad, especially my mom. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, NY
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