These Fresh Cranberry Recipes Will Keep Going All Season Long (2024)

This versatile berry is good for so much more than sauce.

By Beth Branch
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Cranberries can do a whole lot more than make a delicious sauce. These sweet and tart little berries are just as delicious in a variety of side dishes, desserts, pies, and plenty of other Thanksgiving recipes.

They even dress up salads and savory dishes too! These juicy gems add a burst of fresh fall flavor to just about anything, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fresh cranberry recipes so you can enjoy them all season long, year after year.

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Cranberry-Fudge Pie with Candied Cranberries

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Chocolate? Fruit? When it comes to pie, why choose? The bright tart cranberry is tempered by dark fudge in this absolutely decadent holiday pie. Make it for Thanksgiving. Make it for Christmas. Make it because you can't stop eating slices.

Get the recipe for Cranberry-Fudge Pie with Candied Cranberries.

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Braided Cranberry-Orange Pie

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Pairing tangy cranberries and orange liqueur, this crowd-pleaser features an intricate, cozy sweater-like crust. This delicious pie evokes the best of both things with a holiday pie worth saving room for.

Get the recipe for Braided Cranberry-Orange Pie.

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Molded Cranberry Sauce

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Skip the canned cranberry stuff this year, and make this impressive looking (and better tasting) version with fresh berries.

Get the recipe for Molded Cranberry Sauce.

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Cranberry-Cherry Cobbler Pie

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Combine your favorite red berries, cranberries and cherries, for a festive Thanksgiving treat! This dessert is two in one: cobbler and pie at the same time!

Get the recipe for Cranberry-Cherry Cobbler Pie.

5

Cranberry Mulled White Wine

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If you find traditional mulled wine to be a little too heavy, try this lighter, white-wine version. Flavored with fall spice, cranberries, and a touch of honey, it's every bit as warming as its counterparts, but with a tart, clean taste.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Mulled White Wine.

6

Cranberry-Grape Sauce

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This sweet spin on the time-honored Thanksgiving condiment combines fresh cranberries and grapes for a delicious and festive side.

Get the recipe for Cranberry-Grape Sauce.

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Kale Salad with Pickled Cranberries and Crispy Quinoa

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Looking for a healthy and delicious salad that's truly wow-worthy? This absolute cranberry crunch-fest has it all.

Get the recipe for Kale Salad with Pickled Cranberries and Crispy Quinoa.

8

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

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These little cranberry bars are the perfect snackable treat for your Thanksgiving dessert table. If you make these, be warned: The family will start asking you to make them every year.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars.

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Cranberry-Ginger Shrub

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Here's a pretty cranberry party drink that's adult enough to please the grownups, but without the headache-causing alcohol. It's ideal mixed with just a little club soda on its own—or mixed with a bit of gin for those who prefer to imbibe.

Get the recipe for Cranberry-Ginger Shrub.

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Cranberry Pâte de Fruit

These sweet jellied treats are as elegant as they are easy to make! Grab a bag of fresh cranberries and get to cooking!

Get the recipe for Cranberry Pâte de Fruit.

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Cranberry and Dried-Cherry Sauce

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This simple cranberry sauce from the Beekman Boys' Thanksgiving menu is fresh take on the classic condiment.

Get the recipe for Cranberry and Dried-Cherry Sauce.

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Sautéed Apples, Pear & Cranberries

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Make this simple fruit salad for a light holiday breakfast, or use it to top yeasted waffles for something a little heartier. Fresh cranberries, apples, and pears are a delicious combination for an autumn brunch!

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Cranberry Gin Fizz

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Fresh thyme and a homemade cranberry syrup make this drink as delicious as it is festive.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Gin Fizz.

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Cranberry Tart

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Sweet custard pies like pumpkin and sweet potato can be heavy after a big meal, but a bright, tangy cranberry tart is a palette refresher.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Tart.

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Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese and Poached Cranberries

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This simple roasted squash with delicious toppings like goat cheese and poached cranberries makes an excellent appetizer, or an even better healthy weeknight side dish.

Get the recipe for Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese and Poached Cranberries.

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Upside-Down Orange-Cranberry Cake

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Bright citrus and fresh cranberries make this cake a stunning centerpiece.

Get the recipe for Upside-Down Orange-Cranberry Cake.

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Citrus-Cranberry Sauce

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Carrie Morey, the owner of Callie's Charleston Biscuits, spikes her cranberry relish with grapefruit juice.

Get the recipe for Citrus-Cranberry Sauce.

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Spiced Cranberry Punch

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Spiced rum and tart cranberries make for one very festive holiday punch!

Get the recipe for Spiced Cranberry Punch.

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Cranberry-Apple Hand Pies

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These cranberry-apple hand pies are a new and decidedly different way of ending your Thanksgiving meal. Be warned though: The deliciously down-home dessert is bound to be gobbled up in a matter of minutes.

Get the recipe for Cranberry-Apple Hand Pies.

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Cranberry Crumb Bars

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Rolled oats and cranberries are a timeless, unbeatable combo. Add toasted pecans and sweet apricot to the mix, and you've got yourself a new favorite recipe.

Get the recipe for Cranberry Crumb Bars.

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