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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.

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Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

When our children come home for the holidays, I make sure to bake this coffee cake. I always use fresh berries in season, then put a few bags in the freezer for later on. That way, we can enjoy this moist cake anytime we want! —Mildred Schwartzentruber, Tavistock, Ontario

Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

Cream Cheese Cranberry Muffins

Moist and chock-full of colorful berries, these marvelous muffins are a seasonal specialty of Mrs. Leonard Keszler, Bismarck, North Dakota. "They are light and tasty, and they freeze very well," she says.

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

Cranberry Swirl Loaf

My mother's made this bread for years, but she uses date filling. I loved her bread so much that I made my own with cranberries for a slightly tart filling with the sweet streusel topping. Each slice reveals an enticing ruby swirl. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

"In our house, this chutney is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner. It also makes a great appetizer when spooned over cream cheese on Melba rounds." - Mary Ellen Gilbert, Franconia, New Hampshire

Holiday Salsa

Holiday Salsa

Holiday Salsa

When we offer this cream-cheesy salsa of fresh cranberries, cilantro and a little jalapeno kick, everyone hovers around the serving dish until it’s scraped clean. —Shelly Pattison, Lubbock, Texas

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

There's an abundance of cranberries in our area during the fall, and this recipe is one of my most favorite ways to use them. I've often given these fresh-baked muffins as a small gift to friends, and they're always well received.

Cranberry Pecan Pie

Cranberry Pecan Pie

Cranberry Pecan Pie

I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze cranberries while they are in season so that I can make it year-round. -Dawn Liet Hartman Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam

I have a passion for cooking, and it's probably my grandmother I can thank for it. She was a marvelous cook who could really stretch a food dollar. —Jo Talvacchia, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

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

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

I turn to this recipe frequently because I can prepare it a day ahead—it's so convenient when company's coming. And with only a trace of fat, the fruity side dish is nutritious and delicious.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

While this cranberry sauce is simmering, the wonderful fragrance of the spices brings back happy memories of when my mother made it for the holidays. My husband and three sons are glad I’m carrying on her tradition! —Allison Thompson, Lansing Michigan
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