20 Tasty Cranberry-Studded Sweets for the Holidays

20 Holiday-Ready Cranberry Dessert Recipes
Cranberries aren’t just for sauce; in fact, they are a delicious and seasonal addition to all kinds of holiday sweets. From cookies, to jam, to muffins, I adore the bright color and distinct tang they bring to a host of sweet treats. Head below for 20 of my favorites, and get cooking!

  • Satsuma Cranberry Sables 1 of 20
    Satsuma Cranberry Sables
    These festive cookies are rolled in orange and cranberry-flecked sugar, and make for a deliciously festive holiday cookie.
    Make satsuma cranberry sablés
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Cranberry Olive Oil Muffins 2 of 20
    Orange Cranberry Olive Oil Muffins
    These bright, tender, olive oil muffins are just right for Christmas morning, or just a great way to begin a chilly day.
    Make orange cranberry olive oil muffins
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Cranberry Orange Pound Cake 3 of 20
    Cranberry Orange Pound Cake
    A tasty poundcake that also makes for a wonderful homemade holiday gift.
    Make cranberry orange pound cake
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • Cranberry Apple Pie 4 of 20
    Cranberry Apple Pie
    Cranberries make this lovely pie an absolute show stopper.
    Make cranberry apple pie
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Cranberry Pancakes 5 of 20
    Cranberry Pancakes
    Leftover cranberry sauce turns everyday pancakes into a special holiday treat!
    Make cranberry pancakes
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Cranberry Scones 6 of 20
    Orange Cranberry Scones
    These orange cranberry scones are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, and go wonderfully with a steamy mug of tea.
    Make orange cranberry scones
    Image: Jennifer Leal
  • Cranberry Eton Mess 7 of 20
    Cranberry Eton Mess
    Turn leftover cranberries into a bright and beautiful dessert!
    Make cranberry Eton mess
    Image: Julie Van Rosendall
  • Cranberry Grapefruit Marmalade 8 of 20
    Cranberry Grapefruit Marmalade
    Make sure things are merry and bright this holiday season with this tangy, sweet homemade cranberry grapefruit marmalade.
    Make cranberry grapefruit marmalade
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Ginger 9 of 20
    Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Ginger
    These wholesome, chewy oatmeal cookies have bright notes of dried cranberry and warming bits of ginger.
    Make oatmeal cranberry cookies
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread 10 of 20
    Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread
    This delicious quick bread is brimming with classic holiday flavor.
    Make cranberry orange walnut bread
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Classic Cranberry Coffee Cake 11 of 20
    Classic Cranberry Coffee Cake
    Everyone loves coffee cake, especially on Christmas morning, and this cranberry-studded version is just the thing to snack on while opening presents.

    Make classic cranberry coffee cake
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Cranberry Banana Cheesecake 12 of 20
    Cranberry Banana Cheesecake
    This unexpected cranberry cheesecake is a wonderful way to end a holiday dinner party!
    Make cranberry banana cheesecake
    Image: Jennifer Leal
  • Apple Pie with Cranberries 13 of 20
    Apple Pie with Cranberries
    Everyone's favorite dessert gets a flavor boost from cheery, bright cranberries.
    Make apple pie with cranberries
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Cranberry Almond Biscotti 14 of 20
    Cranberry Almond Biscotti
    Cranberries add some liveliness to these yummy homemade biscotti.
    Make cranberry almond biscotti
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Cran-Raspberry Bakery Muffins 15 of 20
    Cran-Raspberry Bakery Muffins
    These bakery-style cran-raspberry muffins are topped with an irresistible, buttery streusel.
    Make cran-raspberry bakery muffins
    Image: Brooke McLay
  • Pear Cranberry Crisp 16 of 20
    Pear Cranberry Crisp
    Tangy cranberries brighten up this tasty (and easy) pear crisp.

    Make pear cranberry crisp
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Popcorn 17 of 20
    White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Popcorn
    Who says cool-weather snacks need to be predictable? Shake things up with this unexpected popcorn made with white chocolate, cranberries, and cashews.
Make white chocolate cranberry cashew popcorn
    Image: La Fuji Mama
  • Cranberry Orange Loaf 18 of 20
    Cranberry Orange Loaf
    This is a classic quick bread recipe with big cranberry orange flavor.
    Make cranberry orange loaf
    Image: courtesy of
    Everyone Can Cook for Celebrations (Whitecap Books)
  • Simple Cranberry Jam 19 of 20
    Simple Cranberry Jam
    This simple cranberry jam is just the thing to brighten chilly winter mornings.
    Make simple cranberry jam
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies 20 of 20
    Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies
    Add some fall flavor to the mix with these pumpkin cookies studded with cranberries and pecans.
    Make pumpkin cranberry pecan cookies
    Image: Laura Levy


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