Cranberries, with their strong, tart flavor, are right at home on our autumn plates. Move over, apples and pumpkins, it’s time for cranberries to take center stage! Try some of our favorite cranberry recipes—from breakfast to dinner and dessert—and put this traditional North American ingredient to good use.
Favorite Cranberry Recipes
Why not start your day with something a tad indulgent? Tangy cranberries and tart apples (or sweet, if you prefer) add loads of flavor to this fluffy pancake. It’s great for using up cranberries from holiday cooking, too.
This salad has the perfect balance of crunch, tartness, and sweetness. It makes for a great holiday meal side dish.
This chilled Cranberry Dream Pie is sure to be a hit at any table. Made ahead of time and waiting in the freezer, it’s like having an ace up your sleeve.
You’ll enjoy the hint of cranberry tartness in this blushing fall fruit crisp.
If you’ve never made biscotti, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! Drizzle white chocolate on top for a festive, flavorful touch and serve with coffee or a sweet wine after dinner (or any time)!
Most will agree that cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving necessity. Sure, you could buy it canned, but why not try making it yourself this year? Try this simple recipe if you do; it has a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Kids and adults both love this—be prepared for lots of requests for the recipe! Serve it with coffee, of course, but also as a snack or dessert.
In this recipe, exotic spices take the place of all that sugar that’s usually added to cranberry recipes, without overwhelming the rest of the meal. It’s heavenly on a sandwich of leftover sliced turkey!
Pair the recipes above with any number of our Thanksgiving recipes to make a memorable meal!