30 Sweet-Tart Cranberry Recipes
Anita's Cranberry Scones
Coarsely chopped cranberries spread the sweet-tart flavor throughout this tender scone, a winner at the Warrens Cranberry Festival recipe competition. A sweet almond frosting complements the berries.
Not Your Ordinary Brie
Apple-cranberry chutney adds a spicy kick to this warm, baked brie appetizer.
Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops
Savory sage in the stuffing mix meets cranberries in this easy pork chop recipe.
Almond-Cranberry Bread with White Chocolate Glaze
Sweet bread balances tangy cranberries in this winning recipe from the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair. Wrap and store it overnight to make it easier to slice and less crumbly.
Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake
Invert this moist cake while it's still warm to reveal a fall kaleidoscope of glistening, tart berries and sweet mandarin oranges.
These tiny tarts mix cranberries and orange peel into a delightful pecan tassie recipe. Butter and cream cheese make the crust rich in this state fair blue-ribbon recipe from Sheila Bethia of West Allis, Wisconsin.
Dark Chocolate-Walnut-Cranberry Mousse Pie
Bernice Janowski of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, puts tart cranberries in her chocolate pie. Be sure to thaw the cranberries ahead. If you don't, you may have to bake longer, giving the crust a chance to burn.
Cranberry Candy-Bar Cookies
These gooey bar cookies start with a German chocolate cake mix. Melted caramels and cranberry sauce form a moist middle layer.
Blue Ribbon Cranberry Chicken
Just three ingredients make the sweet-tart sauce for this super easy chicken. While it's baking, cook rice and a frozen vegetable mix for a quick-and-simple dinner.
Sweet Potato-Cranberry Cake
Marble chocolate and sweet potato batter for a moist, tender spice cake. The recipe comes from Patricia Polley of Columbus, Ohio. "I love this because it contains chocolate, pecans and cranberries," Patricia says. "This is my adaptation of a recipe I got from the PBS series The Victory Garden years ago. I changed spices and added cranberries."
Rise and Shine Cranberry-Apple Crisp
Spiced coconut streusel adds crunch to healthy apples and berries.
Cranberry Cashew Salad
Sliced apples, roasted cashews and dried fruit combine with mango chutney, spinach leaves and curry for an exotic, fresh-tasting salad. The recipe comes from the New Albany (Ohio) Cooking with Friends community cookbook.
Luscious Cranberry-Chocolate Cake
Midwest cooking school guru Liz Clark added cranberries to this recipe from a friend in Chicago who develops recipes for restaurants. The dense, chocolatey layer cake is featured in Liz's cookbook, The Cranberry Companion.
Cranberry-orange relish, sliced turkey and fresh watercress or spinach leaves make a colorful appetizer-size sandwich. The recipe includes instructions for making focaccia, but purchased bread works fine, too.
Dried cranberries (or dried cherries) add a bit of texture to these crunchy chocolate biscotti. Dip in melted white chocolate or drizzle with powdered sugar icing for a sweet finish.
Apple-Cranberry Walnut Pie
Sweet apples balance the tang of cranberries in this fall favorite.
Cranberry-Orange Relish, from chef Richard Fisher of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota, goes well with meats, including deli turkey, bratwurst and grilled pork chops. Another favorite cranberry mix: Crimson Cranberry Chutney, which combines fresh cranberries with chopped apples, raisins, orange juice, sugar and minced ginger.
Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake
There's just a hint of cinnamon in the streusel for this moist cake.
Sour Cream-Cranberry Muffins
Brown sugar, pecans and pumpkin pie spice create both the filling and topping for these muffins. Dried cranberries add a hint of tang and texture.
Cranberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake
Dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries or currants are among the bursts of fruit in this easy-to-fix recipe that starts with rotisserie chicken.
The all-American summertime dessert -- strawberry shortcake -- dons a different personality in this recipe. The shortcake is a spiced sour cream version dotted with currants; you'll use pears or apples and cranberries instead of strawberries for the topping.
An easy sauce made with fresh cranberries, sugar and cranberry juice blends with chocolate and cream cheese for the bottom of this creamy layered cheesecake. Serve the remaining sauce as a topping on Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake.
More delicious cranberry cheesecakes: Crimson Cranberry Cheesecake, which was a favorite at the old Marshall Field's State Street store in Chicago; and Scarlet Swirl Cheesecake, with a cranberry-orange juice swirl inside the cheesecake and a cranberry sauce on top.
Luscious Fruit Parfaits
Layer a cranberry-applesauce mixture with fresh pineapple chunks, mandarin orange slices and yogurt for a refreshing fruit dessert. The recipe comes from a restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan.
Badger State Muffins
Shredded apples, chopped cranberries, shredded carrot and nuts pack this cinnamon- and coriander-spiced muffin from the M&M Cafe in Monticello, Wisconsin.
Touch of the Wild Rice
Dried cranberries, peas and hazelnuts speckle this side dish, created to feature naturally grown wild rice from northern Minnesota lakes.
Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge
Wild rice may seem like an unusual breakfast ingredient, but it adds chewiness to this fruit-nut hot cereal. Dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries also cook into the porridge.