30+ Fresh Cranberry Recipes

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These fresh cranberry recipes will be a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Cranberries are a delicious and easy side dish to have at your holiday meal. Cranberries add a unique flavor to a variety of fall dishes.

collection of fresh cranberry recipes

Cranberry sauce is most likely the dish you think of when it comes down to cranberry and the holidays. I found the best cranberry recipes to help add more of a fun side dish to your meal.

Below you can find fresh cranberry recipes, cranberry jam, cranberry bread, cranberry dip, and cranberry salads.


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Expert Tips for Making Fresh Cranberry Recipes

These cranberry recipes are pretty easy and simple to make for the holidays. Cranberries are a healthy addition to any holiday meal because they’re low in calories and add a good source of vitamins A, C and K. See the tips below to help you make the best cranberry recipes you can. Cranberries are native to North America.

  • These Recipes Can be Doubled: These recipes are great for the holidays and with the holidays, usually come with a big crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Switch out nuts: A lot of these recipes include nuts, you easily switch out to a nut of your choice or take out the nut ingredient in general.
  • Substitution: While these recipes will taste the best with fresh cranberries, you can easily substitute for frozen or dried cranberries.

Fresh Cranberry Recipes

Nothing can beat the taste of these fresh cranberry recipes. Fresh is the best option but you can prepare most of these recipes with dried or frozen cranberries too.

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish
This Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It will remind you of that whole berry cranberry sauce that everyone loves.
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Walnut and Cranberry Pie
Walnut and Cranberry Pie
Cranberry Pie is a beautiful dessert that’s crazy easy to make! The combination of tart cranberries and savory walnuts is perfect for the holidays!
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Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce
Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce
Move over, boring cranberry sauce! Cranberries are so much better with blueberries and wine!
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Cranberry Crisp
Cranberry Crisp
This delicious Cranberry Crisp recipe is made with lots and lots of fresh cranberries, it’s easy to prep ahead of time, and it’s the perfect holiday dessert!
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Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Cranberry sweet potato casserole is our spin on candied sweet potatoes with sweet and tart flavors of orange, cranberry, and cinnamon sugar.
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Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts
Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts
These Cranberry Apple Walnut Tarts would be the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! Perfect for when you want to make individual desserts!
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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins
Cranberry Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins
Your breakfast this winter just got an upgrade with these Cranberry Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins! With the combination of cranberries and dark chocolate you’ll be asking for seconds!
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Apple and Fresh Cranberry Salad

There are many different types of cranberry salad, but these apple cranberry salads are a perfect side dish for your holiday meal.

This 5 Minute Apple Cranberry Salad is an easy and healthy snack recipe
5 Minute Apple Cranberry Salad
This 5 minute Apple Cranberry Salad is a wholesome and healthy snack idea!
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Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cranberries
Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cranberries
This Apple Salad is a celebration of textures and flavours! Crispy juicy apple, leafy salad, candied walnuts, plumped cranberries with a vinaigrette.
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Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
An insanely delicious and super healthy salad, this Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad is perfect for any get together with family and friends!
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Festive Apple-Cranberry Salad
Festive Apple-Cranberry Salad
Whip up this festive salad with apples and cranberries for your next holiday party. Then sit back, relax and let the compliments come your way.
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Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad
Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad
With marshmallows, cranberries, apples and grapes, it has a sweet-tart flavor and comforting creaminess that appeals to all ages.
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Apple Pecan Salad
Apple Pecan Salad
This Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad is just what you need for a Thanksgiving salad! It’s packed with fall flavors, and adds something bright and fresh to the holiday table.
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Cranberry Dip

Skip the boring plain cranberry sauce and spice up your cranberry side dish option with these cranberry dip recipes.

Cranberry-Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
Cranberry-Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
This cranberry-jalapeno cream cheese dip is sweet, tart, spicy, and absolutely one of the best holiday dips on the planet.
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White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip
White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip
White cheddar and cranberry dip with homemade cranberry sauce and fresh cranberries. It’s salty, sweet, and so festive.
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Spiced Cranberry Dip
Spiced Cranberry Dip
Bring out the Spiced Cranberry Dip at your next autumn or winter gathering. Your guests will be joyful about dipping into this mouthwatering Spiced Cranberry Dip.
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
Tart cranberries and smooth cream cheese combine for a perfect Thanskgiving, Christmas, or Fall Appetizer. This Cranberry Dip Recipe is full of flavor!
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Cranberry Jalapeno Bacon Dip
Cranberry Jalapeno Bacon Dip
Cranberry Jalapeno Bacon Dip is perfectly festive for any holiday or special occasion! Full of savory-sweet flavors and crunchy-creamy textures.
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The Best Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip
The Best Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip
Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip is the go-to appetizer that I bring to all holiday parties. Minimal ingredients and mindblowing delicious!
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Cranberry Jam Recipes

If you are looking for a simple and delicious cranberry recipe, these cranberry jam recipes will leave no leftovers.

Easy Spiced Cranberry Jam
Easy Spiced Cranberry Jam
This easy spiced cranberry jam takes just a few minutes to make. It’s so simple and uses just a few easy to find ingredients.
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Cranberry Jam
Cranberry Jam
Easy Cranberry Jam is a delicious homemade jam recipe with just 3 ingredients. Gluten free. Great for breakfast, dessert, and charcuterie boards. Use fresh or frozen cranberries.
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Cranberry Orange Jam
Cranberry Orange Jam
Make this easy refrigerator cranberry orange jam to serve on your holiday buffet or to give as beautiful edible holidays gifts!
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Apple Cranberry Jam
Apple Cranberry Jam
This apple cranberry jam is an ideal preserve for holiday giving. It goes perfectly with traditional holiday food, can easily be customized, and yields satisfyingly large batch.
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Holiday Cranberry Jam
Holiday Cranberry Jam
This cranberry jam is one I make at Christmas for family and friends. I especially like serving it for brunch, along with muffins or toast and fruit.
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Strawberry Cranberry Holiday Jam
Strawberry Cranberry Holiday Jam
Fresh strawberries and cranberries are used in this jam. Both these berries are high in pectin and naturally thicken as they cook in their own sugary syrup.
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Cranberry Bread

These cranberry bread recipes are a perfect dessert for any holiday meal that are packed with flavor.

Cranberry Quick Bread
Cranberry Quick Bread
This CRANBERRY QUICK BREAD is incredibly moist bursting with cranberries and citrus flavor! This bread is quick to prepare and a delicious breakfast!
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Classic Cranberry Nut Bread
Classic Cranberry Nut Bread
Try this tasty recipe from Ocean Spray – Classic Cranberry Nut Bread
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Banana Cranberry Bread
Banana Cranberry Bread
This moist, scrumptious Banana Cranberry Bread adds tangy fresh cranberries for an extra zip to this homemade banana bread.
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Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze
Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze
This cranberry bread is a sweet and tender quick bread loaded with fresh cranberries and topped with a tangy orange glaze.
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Cranberry-Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Cranberry-Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl Bread
A light and flavorful bread perfect for any elegant or festive occasion.
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Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread
Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread
This cream cheese cranberry bread is a loaf of festive goodness, with a pound-cake texture dotted with sweet and tart cranberries!
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White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Pistachio Bread
White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Pistachio Bread
A simple sweet bread or coffee cake, chock-full of deliciousness, perfect for the holidays!
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