21 Ways To Cook With Cranberry: Scones, Sauce, Muffins, And More!

The moment those cranberry bars pop up at my local coffee shop, I know the holiday season has arrived. Cranberry, with its bright red hue and brilliant versatility is perfect for everything from dinnertime side dishes to desserts. When baking with fresh cranberries, be sure to wash them thoroughly and use recipes which call for enough sugar to offset the bitterness of the berries. If cooking with cranberries, heat them just until they pop to keep them from getting mushy and losing their color.

  • Cranberry Celebration! 1 of 21

    Bright red and full of flavor, cranberries are a delicious holiday ingredient. Here's 21 incredible ways to add them to your menu this year!

  • Cran-Raspberry Bakery Muffins 2 of 21

    Baking with fresh ingredients doesn't have to be hard- just toss some fresh cranberries and raspberries into your mix for the most perfect bakery style muffins you've ever tasted! 

    Get the recipe for Cran-Raspberry Bakery Muffins

  • 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce 3 of 21

    Follow this recipe for a bright tart-sweet sauce that blows the congealed canned cranberry sauce out of the water!

    Get the recipe for 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

  • Eggnog French Toast Casserole 4 of 21

    Use up your extra Thanksgiving homemade cranberry sauce for a splendid, festive morning-after treat!   

    Get the recipe for Eggnog French Toast Casserole

  • Easy Cranberry-Orange Quickbread 5 of 21

    Make use of those extra bags of fresh cranberries- this sweet-tart loaf is tasty and pretty enough to give as a gift! 

    Get the recipe for Easy Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

  • Ina Garten’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe 6 of 21

    Ina Garten takes cranberry sauce up a notch with some exciting add-ins — this recipe will become a favorite!

    Get the recipe for Ina Garten's Cranberry Sauce Recipe

  • Cranberry Orange Pound Cake 7 of 21

    Cream cheese gives this pound cake a silky, buttery texture, and the cranberry-orange combo really makes it zing!

    Get the recipe for Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

  • BBQ Chickpea Cranberry Wrap 8 of 21

    Tangy sweet cranberry sauce, rustic barbecue chickpeas with spicy, bold flavor, and crunchy onions give this healthy whole wheat wrap plenty of great flavor!

    Get the recipe for BBQ Chickpea Cranberry Wrap

  • Cranberry Eaton Mess 9 of 21

    Fresh ruby cranberry sauce gives this light, sweet dessert a festive brightness that makes it perfect for any holiday table!

    Get the recipe for Cranberry Eaton Mess

  • Upside-Down Cranberry Corn Cake 10 of 21

    Fresh cranberries are glittering jewels atop this delicious showstopper cake! 

    Get the recipe for Upside-Down Cranberry Corn Cake

  • Cranberry Apple Pie 11 of 21

    Cranberries give the usual apple pie a tangy, festive touch- this crust is amazing too!

    Get the recipe for Cranberry Apple Pie

  • Cranberry-Almond Muffins 12 of 21

    Whip up a batch of these fluffy cranberry muffins with hints of tangy fresh cranberries and orange zest — they're kid-approved!

    Get the recipe for Cranberry-Almond Muffins

  • Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese 13 of 21

    This fancy meets leftovers sandwich is absolutely divine- just what you need for a turkey hangover!

    Get the recipe from JOY THE BAKER

  • Crepes With Cranberry Apple Compote 14 of 21

    A pot of simmering cranberries, apples, and cinnamon sticks will make it so easy to get out of bed for a glorious fall breakfast!

    Get the recipe from FOOD, PLEASURE AND HEALTH

  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Cranberry Orange Relish 15 of 21

    Cranberries pair beautifully with pork, and this cranberry relish can be made ahead of time for stress free entertaining!

    Get the recipe from ALL PARENTING

  • Indiana Sugar Cream Cranberry Pie 16 of 21

    Take a break from traditional Thanksgiving pies- this creamy custard and caramel-flavored pie will win a thumbs-up from all your guests!

    Get the recipe from FLAVOR

  • Cranberry Pecan Agave Galette 17 of 21

    Are your cranberries over-sugared?  This recipe calls for slicing and soaking them in agave nectar overnight for great taste without all the white sugar!

    Get the recipe from GNOM-GNOM

  • Cranberry Salad 18 of 21

    This holiday salad is chock full of fresh fruit and veggies, and is easily transportable too! 

    Get the recipe from LAURA FRIENDLY

  • Cranberry Cocoa Cream Tart 19 of 21
    Photo by Karen Tedesco

    This lovely pie is glamorous, festive, and simple all at the same time!

    Get the recipe from FAMILYSTYLE FOOD

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Tart 20 of 21

    Sweet and mild white chocolate mingles with tart cranberries in this beautifully divine dessert!

    Get the recipe from DIETHOOD

  • Cranberry Horseradish Cheddar Bites 21 of 21

    These tasty little bites are the perfect holiday party apps!

    Get the recipe from HEALTHY SEASONAL RECIPES

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