14 Recipes That Use Fresh Cranberries

Cranberries tend to be a favorite around the holiday season. But recipes with fresh cranberries are great all year round, and people even turn to cranberries and cranberry juice for help with health issues like urinary tract infections and improved immune function thanks to their high nutrient and antioxidant properties.

If you're getting a little sick of canned cranberry sauce you can grab from any grocery store and want to try something new, check out these other cranberry recipes, instead.

1. Dried Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies

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Food and Wine Magazine

Food and Wine magazine has a great recipe for crunchy cookies that include dried cranberries, oats, and either semisweet or white chocolate chips. Check it out here if you want a dessert option.

2. Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

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Ocean Spray

If you still want to make a cranberry sauce but don't want it to come from a can, look no further than this recipe from Ocean Spray. You can use either fresh or frozen cranberries for this homemade cranberry sauce.

3. Baked Brie With Fresh Cranberries and Pecans

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Garnish and Lemon

This recipe can also be made with either fresh cranberries or pecans. Garnish with Lemon also uses maple syrup and rosemary in this delicious dish. See the recipe here.

4. Cranberry Cheesecake

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Taste of Home

If you're looking for a dessert but don't want to go with cookies, why not try a cranberry cheesecake? This recipe from Taste of Home looks simple but delectable. What more could you want?

5. 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce

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The Seasoned Mom

Looking to change up your cranberry sauce recipe? Try a cranberry-orange sauce, instead. This recipe only has three ingredients -- orange juice, sugar, and fresh cranberries. Check it out here.

6. Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer

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The Creative Bite

If you want something for guests to snack on before the main course, this cranberry goat cheese appetizer promises to be a crowd-pleaser. The Creative Bite recipe recommends serving it with crusty French bread or crackers.

7. Sugared Cranberries

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Super Mom No Cape!

Keep your side dishes simple with this sugared cranberries recipe. All you need is fresh cranberries, white granulated sugar, orange juice, and some more sugar. See the recipe here.

8. Cranberry Salad

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Dinner at the Zoo

If you've got the apps covered but need a salad, consider this cranberry salad. The recipe begins with a bag of fresh cranberries and also includes apples, pineapples, and marshmallows. Yum!

9. Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad

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Real Mom Kitchen

For another option involving fresh fruit, give this apple cranberry fruit salad a chance. Bananas and different kinds of oranges round out the mix. See the recipe.

10. Fresh Cranberry Scones

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?Love scones? Try out these cranberry scones with a tempting rum glaze for a sweet addition to any day. Check out the recipe.

11. Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

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The Simple Veganista

It's clear the cranberry and orange pair well together as flavors. This vegan cranberry orange bread looks great for anyone to eat, not just those sticking to a vegan or vegetarian diet!

12. Cranberry Crisp

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Gimme Some Oven

It's also clear the cranberries are used in a lot of dessert recipes. Gimme Some Oven calls this cranberry crisp a "perfect holiday dessert." Make it and decide for yourself with this recipe.

13. Cranberry Orange Biscotti

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Bowl of Delicious

Get a little fancy with this cranberry orange biscotti recipe. Hope you like almonds, because this recipe calls for 3/4 cup whole ones!

14. Cranberry Snowballs

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Bits and Giggles

For a last little delight on our list, check out these cranberry snowballs. They're basically just fresh cranberries rolled in powdered sugar and baked, but they look so cute! Find the recipe here.

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