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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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Merry Berry Salad

Merry Berry Salad

Merry Berry Salad

Dried cranberries, crunchy apple chunks and toasted almonds dress up this crisp green salad. It's drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing that's a snap to blend. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tart Cranberry Chicken

Tart Cranberry Chicken

Tart Cranberry Chicken

My husband loves chicken when it's nice and moist, like it is in this autumn recipe. I serve it over hot fluffy rice with a salad and warm rolls on the side. The ruby-red sauce has a tart cinnamony flavor. —Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts

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.
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Best Maple-Cranberry Cheesecake

Best Maple-Cranberry Cheesecake

Best Maple-Cranberry Cheesecake

This maple cheesecake recipe may look intimidating, but it's not. If you make one holiday dessert, this is the 5-star dessert to showcase. —Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Cranberry Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

I won a baking contest with these chunky glazed cookies that are so easy, even novice bakers can pull them off. What makes them special? Fresh cranberries. —Laurie Cornett, Charlevoix, Michigan

Pear Cranberry Sauce

Pear Cranberry Sauce

Pear Cranberry Sauce

We don't care for regular cranberry sauce, so I usually perk it up with other fruit. This pear version is the one my family requests most often. It's sweet, tangy and a beautiful ruby-red color. Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, I often make it in advance.

Winning Cranberry Cheesecake

Winning Cranberry Cheesecake

Winning Cranberry Cheesecake

The holidays wouldn't be complete without cranberries and eggnog. I use them both in this flavorful cheesecake that's the perfect finale for a special dinner. Set it out at the start of the meal, not just to solicit "oohs" and "aahs," but to remind folks to save room for dessert! —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

A light, lovely pink salad, this recipe puts a different spin on traditional Waldorf salad. It is super served with roast turkey or baked ham. People always go back for seconds. My family didn't think they liked cranberries until they tried this sweet crunchy salad. -Janet Smith, Smithton, Missouri

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

“This is delicious, easy to make and very different from your typical salsas. The combination of tart and sweet adds to its appeal.” Try it—it’s sensational! Mary Guertin - Bourbonnais, IL

Cranberry Fluff

Cranberry Fluff

Cranberry Fluff

This fluffy fruit salad gets its sweet-tart flavor from cranberries and whipped cream. We like it because it's not as sweet as many other "fluffs." I'm often asked for the secret to this luscious holiday salad. -Lavonne Hartel, Williston, North Dakota

Cranberry Fruit Relish

Cranberry Fruit Relish

Cranberry Fruit Relish

Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis Santa Fe, New Mexico
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