Cranberry Dessert Recipes

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Sandy's Cranberry Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.9 stars
We have this every Christmas and Easter morning, as well as for company. I have given it as a gift when we are house guests as well.

Apple-Cranberry Crumble

Rating: 4.44 stars
Original recipe is a twist on my Mom's version. Fast and easy dessert, great for fall season when apples are freshest and the cranberries come in. I have made it without the apples or using frozen cranberries. I enjoy it as a dessert and as a breakfast treat around the Thanks-Mas season. Loaded with antioxidants! I have also made a wheat-free version using nut flour. Serve plain or topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of heavy cream.

Cranberry Jam Bars

Rating: 4.22 stars
Cranberries are one of only three fruits native to North America, so what could be better to help celebrate an authentic Thanksgiving? The dough and jam can be made 3 days ahead and chilled separately. Great for Christmas, too.

Cranberry Clafouti

Rating: 4.4 stars
This will make an excellent desert for the holidays. Give them cranberries in a whole new way. I don't know how anyone can't love this dish. I was going make a Martha Stewart Cherry Clafouti, but the grocery store was out of cherries. I also needed cherry liquor, but the liquor store was closed. I did have cranberries and Grand Marnier which sounded really good. I was right on the money. It's fantastic, probably better than the cherry version. The cranberries add a nice tartness to the dish. I hope you like it.

Buttery Cranberry Pie

Rating: 4.42 stars
Great for the holidays- once you serve this pie, everyone wants seconds! Try a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top while still warm. MMMM!

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Rating: 4.62 stars
Aromatic, flavorful bread pudding.

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Rating: 4.72 stars
Oatmeal cookies with raisins and craisins.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 4.81 stars
The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Rating: 4.65 stars
I make a basic chocolate chip cookie dough, but use white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and brandy (instead of vanilla). Great for Christmas time!

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Rating: 4.69 stars
A nice thing to have around during the holidays, but don't expect them to stay around long. These orange-flavored cranberry cookies are tart and delicious, not to mention beautiful. Not really a favorite of kids.

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.

White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Dreams

Rating: 4.74 stars
A rich buttery, cookie that is sure to remind you of Cape Cod!

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Gorgeous Cranberry Desserts

These festive desserts starring ruby-red cranberries are perfect for the holidays! Bake up a cranberry cheesecake, pie, crisp, crumble, or upside-down cake.

Cream Cheese Cranberry Crumble Bars

"Oh these are good! These instantly become dessert or BREAKFAST!" – Chef Mo

Trail Mix Cookies

Rating: 4.61 stars

I was determined to make a tasty, guilt-free cookie and I am very pleased with how these turned out. They're not very sweet but have a subtle flavor of applesauce and cinnamon mixed in with chocolate chips, nuts, and dried cranberries.