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    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom last Mother's Day, and...


    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

    One summer our garden yielded 80 quarts of strawberries! A good portion of that was preserved as strawberry syrup. We...


    Lemon Blackberry Tortilla French Toast

    2 reviews

    This twist on crepes is tart-sweet with a creamy lemon filling and juicy blackberries. Think of this as a cross...

    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

    Cornmeal Towers with Strawberries & Cream

    My kids love to help make these towers. They measure, mix, whisk and build stacks. It's a family custom and...


    Almond Tea Bread

    3 reviews

    My aunt brought her tea bread recipe with her from Scotland, and enjoying a fresh-baked loaf has become a family...


    Cranberry-Orange Relish

    1 review

    I always include this delicious cranberry-orange relish as part of our special Christmas Eve dinner.


    Lemon Cranberry Sauce

    1 review

    Tangy and refreshing, this quick-fix stovetop sauce will please both guests and the cook! —Robyn Badtke, Green Lake, Wisconsin

    Blushing Fruit Tarts with Amaretto Truffle Sauce

    A combination of flavors comes together to create this rich, elegant dessert. Most of the fruits are dried and can...


    Strawberry Mascarpone Crepes

    11 reviews

    These lovely strawberry crepes were my mom's Sunday morning specialty. She grew all her own herbs, including plenty of basil...


    Pear Raspberry Jam

    2 reviews

    I give this sweet and tangy jam as a Christmas gift. In this part of the country, pears and raspberries...


    Overnight Blueberry French Toast

    Blueberry french toast is a year-round treat. Show off your crop of fresh berries in the summer or use frozen...


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    Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    24 reviews

    One of my mother's friends used to bring this over at the holidays, and it never lasted long. With tangy...

    Cranberry Applesauce

    3 reviews

    Instead of the usual jellied cranberry sauce, I serve this refreshing alternative. It's not too sweet and not too sour...plus...


    Cranberry Chutney

    11 reviews

    You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork...


    Chocolate Strawberry Torte

    9 reviews

    The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington


    Special Strawberry Salad

    4 reviews

    This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....


    Strawberry Orange Spread

    I wrap up this refreshing spread with jar toppers made from Christmasy fabric. It looks so festive tucked in a...


    Quick Cranberry Chutney

    2 reviews

    Its beautiful ruby hue makes this chutney ideal for the holiday season. The interesting mix of ingredients is a zesty...


    Swedish Fruit Soup

    1 review

    Our children expect me to make this sweet soup for the holidays. It's a delicious dessert served with pound cake...


    Tart Cranberry Butter

    11 reviews

    One of my favorite toppings for toast is this tart spread. It's also great spooned over poultry…and ice cream! I've...

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    Ginger Berry Compote

    I make this dessert in the spring and summertime, and it's always a big hit. Serve it over angel food...


    Sweet & Tart Cranberry Relish

    This is the only cranberry relish my kids will eat. It can be made up to one week ahead of...


    Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

    1 review

    Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for...


    Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Berry Topping

    2 reviews

    I love making this rich and delicious French toast for my family. With a warm, creamy filling of mascarpone cheese...


    Raspberry Crumble Coffee Cake

    4 reviews

    Don't be "intimidated" by the recipe directions for this coffee cake—it really isn't difficult to make.
    Try it sometime...


    Crumb-Topped Blueberry Coffee Cake

    20 reviews

    This sweet crumb-topped cake gets it's moistness from blueberries and cream cheese. "I like to make it ahead and freeze...