21 Tasty Cranberry Recipes That You Will Love!

Love them or not, cranberries add a pop of sass to the Thanksgiving table. Give them a chance, and they’ll start up with more than just the sauce. Fresh and dried cranberries can be used in so many different ways, from topping salads to adding to drinks and smashing into cheesy bread. Below, you’ll find our 21 favorite cranberry recipes including tons of sauces for your Thanksgiving menu, plus jam, cakes, crumbles, savory side dishes, and more uses for dried, fresh, or frozen cranberries.

21. No-Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread with Honey

No-Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread with Honey

This No-Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread with Honey is a delicious bakery-style bread that’s sweet and delicious! Make it perfect with my easy pro tips for homemade bakery-style bread! It’s one of the delicious cranberry recipes for breakfast or with a cup of tea in the afternoon, and it is a simply gorgeous loaf of bread that everyone will love, especially for the holidays! And with my pro tips, you’ll be able to make it too!
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20. Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread

This extra delicious and supremely moist Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread is bursting with fall flavors! So easy to make to and a guaranteed hit with friends and family this holiday season. This easy pumpkin bread recipe is sure to become a new family favorite. That pretty pop of color from the cranberries is gorgeous against the orange moist pumpkin bread. And trust me when I say moist – it really is so incredible! 
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19. Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies

Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies

Cranberries Orange Swirl Cookies are tasty sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday recipes. Made with fresh cranberries and orange zest in the cookie dough and in the filling, these cookies are bursting with flavor. I started baking these cookies several years ago and they make it on my baking list every holiday season. There are so many things to love about these cranberry recipes and trust me you are gonna love it too. 
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18. Cranberry Banana Muffins Recipe

Cranberry Banana Muffins Recipe

These soft and fluffy Cranberry Banana Muffins are so easy and perfect for breakfast! Full of real banana flavor, fresh cranberries, and a handful of chocolate chips, they’re simply irresistible! A great muffin recipe to whip up during the busy holiday season! To be completely honest, I wasn’t even planning on sharing this humble recipe. I was just making them as a snack for the family! But after one bite, that changed! Because these muffins are SO good. 
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17. Apple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Apple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

There is nothing more quintessentially Thanksgiving than turkey with cranberry sauce, and several years ago I set out to find the very best recipe. I tweaked it a few times and ended up with this cranberry sauce recipe that we have been making every year since. The apples, walnuts, and fresh cranberries add the most wonderful flavor and texture to the cranberry sauce and it truly is delicious.
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16. Crustless Cranberry Pie

Crustless Cranberry Pie

Crustless Cranberry Pie —A FAST, super EASY, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for holiday entertaining!! Somewhere in between pie, cake, and blondies are what you get with this FESTIVE recipe! Take advantage of those fresh cranberries!! This is a super easy, no-mixer dessert that’s perfect for last-minute holiday entertaining. And my last fresh cranberry recipe of the year. So if you have some cranberries lingering in the back of your fridge, now you know what to do with them. It’s one of the most delicious cranberry recipes of all time. 
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15. Healthy Cranberry Yoghurt Muffins

Healthy Cranberry Yoghurt Muffins

Buttery, soft, and moist, cranberry yogurt muffins are packed with cranberries in every single bite. They are perfectly golden on the outside, yet fluffy, cakey, and super moist inside. These cranberry recipes are the perfect tarty and sweet breakfast, snack, or dessert to make this fall and winter season. Plus, they are quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, and ready in under 30 minutes. 
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14. Baked Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl

 Baked Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl

For your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any holiday parties, try this elegant easy 3 ingredient baked brie cranberry in a pull-apart bread bowl for dipping! This crowd-pleasing festive appetizer is perfect for entertaining and so easy to make! If you’ve ever baked brie in the oven before, you know what a crowd-pleaser it is! Top it off with any jam and nuts and it makes for a fancy, beautiful, and absolutely delicious appetizer! The best part about this recipe is that your guests can pull apart the bread bowl, and dip it right into the brie and cranberry! It’s absolutely perfect for entertaining.
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13. Easy Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Easy Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies are delicious Christmas cranberry recipes that are easy to make. The buttery shortbread pairs perfectly with the tart flover dried cranberries making them a festive cookie for holiday dessert ideas. One of my favorite Christmas cookies is shortbread. I love the buttery melt-in-your-mouth texture and they can be flavored in so many ways. For the holidays, you can’t beat a red and white cookie and these cranberry shortbread cookies are just perfect.
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12. Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are delicious, soft cream cheese cookies with fresh cranberries and white chocolate chunks. These cranberry recipes are overloaded with white chocolate and tangy fresh cranberries for a bright festive look. They would be the perfect addition to your holiday recipes! It’s just a seasonal, festive version of my  Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies. White chocolate and cranberries are my favorite add-in when I’m doing my holiday baking. These two provide a great holiday feel to any dessert ideas. 
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11. White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins — Soft, fluffy, and bursting with cranberries in every bite! The perfect way to use your fresh cranberries!! It’s that time of year for cranberry recipes. I just love cranberries and they’re perfect in these muffins. Sweet white chocolate pairs perfectly with the cranberries and balances their tartness. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. The muffins are soft, fluffy, buttery, and ultra-moist. A combination of sour cream (or Greek yogurt), buttermilk, and the natural juices from the cranberries all help to create moist muffins with a tender crumb. 
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10. Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole – a must for your Thanksgiving dinner! Diced sweet potatoes tossed in brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and dried leftover cranberries. Top the casserole with a crunchy topping of flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, butter, and chopped pecans. Can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen for later.
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9. Oatmeal Cranberry Bars 

Oatmeal Cranberry Bars 

Layers of oats, fresh cranberries & a delicious crumb topping make up these Oatmeal Cranberry Bars. They’re perfect for holiday recipes & easy to make gluten-free! Whip these up for a sweet breakfast or wonderful winter snack. These bars are the perfect way to make cranberry recipes when they’re in season! And when they’re out of season, you can still make them any time of the year with frozen cranberries!
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8. Winter Spice Cranberry Cake

 Winter Spice Cranberry Cake

Tart cranberries, sweet spiced cake, this Cranberry Spice Cake is an absolutely perfect cake that takes very little effort to make. There’s no icing, no topping, nothing else is required. This is one of the easiest cranberry recipes you will ever make! These spices are fantastic, they’re incredibly fragrant and they added the perfect flavors to this cake.
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7. Christmas Cranberry Cheese Ball

Christmas Cranberry Cheese Ball

A festive cheese ball recipe made with goat cheese or cream cheese, white cheddar, pecans, and cranberries perfect for Christmas parties and entertaining! I’d seen the recipe for these Cheese Ball Pops from Cooking on the Side and thought it seemed like a great idea for a cheese ball! Now, I made mine with goat cheese because I love it but if you’re not a fan, you could absolutely substitute cream cheese for a milder taste. As far as cheese goes, I like it when it bites back a little so I and goat cheese are old friends.
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6. Orange Cranberry Sangria

Orange Cranberry Sangria

This Cranberry Orange Sangria Recipe is the perfect cocktail for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties!  Easy to mix together, and you can make it ahead of time, this festive sangria will be a hit! I used white wine just because I prefer it, but red wine would work as well. Sugar is often added to sangria.  I didn’t think it was necessary but if you prefer a sweeter drink you can add sugar or simple syrup or cranberry juice to get the more amazing flavor.
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5. Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

These Cranberry Bliss Bars are blissful, indeed! A moist, chewy blondie packed with tart, dried cranberries, and chunks of white chocolate topped with a sweet, cream cheese and white chocolate frosting with a hint of zesty orange, then topped with more tart dried cranberries and a drizzle of white chocolate. While Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars are a seasonal treat showing up only during the holiday season, you can indulge in them year-round with these quick and easy, homemade cranberry recipes.
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4. Glazed Lemon Cranberry Muffins 

Glazed Lemon Cranberry Muffins 

Glazed Lemon Cranberry Muffins are a match made in heaven. The glaze is so amazing! I never used to like cranberries. Especially in Muffins. This seems rather bizarre to me at the moment, given that I have no less than three dozen lemon cranberry muffins in my freezer right now. And that doesn’t even count all the cranberry recipes that my family has consumed in the last week. 
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3. Cranberry Swirl Bread

Cranberry Swirl Bread

If you love homemade bread or any bread for that matter, I think you will find this cranberry swirl bread pretty special! It is a tasty yeast bread with a pretty purple-layered cranberry and nut swirl filling throughout the dough. When the dough is complete, remove it from the machine and roll it into a rectangle. Spread on the cranberry filling, roll up, pinch edges, and place into a greased pan. Sprinkle on the topping and allow to rise for a second time. Then bake! It’s one of the delicious cranberry recipes and you are gonna love it. 
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2. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling is guaranteed to bring a little va-va-voom to your holiday dessert table this year; the recipe is easy to follow and the result is show-stopping! What makes this crust stand out from the rest, apart from the spicy gingersnaps, is that it has an equal amount of walnuts processed right along with the cookies — so good!
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1. Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

If you love cranberries and apples, you have to try this Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp! Featuring juicy apples, tart cranberries, and a buttery oat crumble topping! Use fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries… both work great! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert! This is a humble dessert that’s SO comforting! And it’s absolutely delicious with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream on top with crispy french toast! It’s one of my best cranberry recipes ever and trust me you will love it too. 
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