Cranberry recipes are popular this time of the year and are great for the holidays. We’ve gathered our favorites here – the cranberry recipes below are both sweet and savory and they are all easy to make. We like to use fresh cranberries in our recipes. You can find them in bags in the produce section. Bags of cranberries need to be stored in the fridge and can last up to a week. If you want them to last longer, transfer them to an airtight bag (the bags you purchase from the grocery store have holes to ventilate) and store them in the fridge for up to a month.
Cranberries are naturally quite tart, so recipes usually contain a sweetener of some sort. I adore the taste of fresh cranberries baked, whether it’s in a sweet cookie recipe or savory with brie, like the appetizer we feature below.
Fresh cranberries can also be washed and frozen in airtight containers or ziplock bags for 4-6 months. Purchase them before the holidays when they’re on sale and enjoy their bright, flavorful taste all winter long!
Here are our favorite cranberry recipes for you to enjoy:
Cranberry Jello Salad made with 3 festive, delicious layers of pretzels, pudding, cranberries & Jello! Impressive, easy addition to your holiday meal.
This Creamy Cranberry Salad is made with fresh cranberries and comes together in just a few minutes, making it the perfect side dish for any holiday meal!
This Jell-O recipe is super easy and the result is a lovely fruity salad that compliments holiday dinners perfectly. There are a lot of variations on it, so use what you have on hand!
Cranberry Orange Bread is the perfect holiday treat! It fills your home with yummy cranberry, orange and bread aromas plus it is as delicious as it smells!
This Cranberry Salsa Dip has become a family favorite! The cranberry, spices, and cream cheese combination makes for an absolutely delicious appetizer!
Spiced Cranberry Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips (pin this recipe here)
This Spiced Cranberry Salsa is a perfect combination of all of your favorite fall flavors and is incredible when combined with homemade cinnamon chips!
Cranberry Cake is my all time favorite holiday dessert! With this tasty treat fresh out of the oven and butter sauce on top it is completely irresistible!
This Spiced Cranberry Breakfast Cake is simple, pretty, and absolutely delicious. Sprinkle some walnuts on top and you have a new favorite breakfast recipe!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries are a must for any Thanksgiving meal, and this easy recipe allows you the time to focus on the rest of your meal!
Christmas just isn’t complete without this tasty pound cake with cranberries, white chocolate and a beautiful white glaze. You simply have to try this heavenly Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake!
The cake is incredibly moist and flavorful and the cranberries add the prefect burst of fruity flavor. The white chocolate icing compliments the cake wonderfully. And the sparkling cranberries on top are beautiful and make it look like is just snowed.
Just a few ingredients required for this gorgeous, tasty cranberry bark.
Cranberry Orange Scones are easy to make, plus they are moist, flavorful and just sweet enough to delight everyone at your next breakfast or brunch!
This Homemade Cranberry Sauce is quick, easy, and adaptable! What more could you ask for when you’re doing last minute holiday meal preparations?
A delightfully easy cookie recipe that yields sensational results! Also included: sharing three secrets to the perfect shortbread cookies that no one can resist!
These Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies have one of the most perfect cookie flavors ever…there is something magical about combining tart cranberries with sweet white chocolate chips!
An easy to make and delicious pomegranate salad — candied pecans, pears, pomegranates, dried cranberries, & feta cheese with a raspberry poppyseed dressing
Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!
The BEST Pumpkin Bread….made even better with the addition of fresh cranberries and sweet cream cheese icing! The perfect addition to your holiday table!
Cranberry Orange Muffins-these sweet and tender muffins are bursting with fresh cranberries. They are the perfect muffins for the holiday season.
The perfect holiday drink, this Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is made with apple, cranberry and orange juices! Perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas party.
These easy low carb blender muffins are bursting with tart cranberries. A deliciously healthy way to start a chilly fall morning!