20 Holiday Cranberry Recipes

There is SO much more to Cranberries than jarred Cranberry Sauce!  Take a glance through our list (you’ll only find one official sauce recipe), and get busy in the kitchen whipping these up before the big day.

1- Slow Cooker Cranberry Butter

Cranberry sauce made in the slow cooker. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and fresh orange juice. Puree it and use it like jam or spread on a cheese plate.

From: Dessert For Two

2- Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

Looking for perfect, delicious and easy Christmas dessert recipe? Then you should try this decadent pound cake with cranberries, white chocolate and cream cheese frosting! Your family would love to have this cake for Christmas, for sure!

From: OMGChocolateDesserts

3- Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Holiday entertaining has never been easier or more delicious! So easy to make and gorgeous too! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s! (Can be made in advance!)

From: Mom On Timeout

4- Cranberry & Cream Trifle

This easy Cranberry Trifle features soft cake layered with sweet tart cranberries and homemade custard. This beautiful dessert is perfect for any time of year!

From: Spend With Pennies

5- Cranberry Bacon Jam

Easy, make ahead Cranberry Bacon Jam and cheese on top of a crusty baguette, topped with chopped walnuts for extra crunch — these crostini are the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, salty and cheesy!

From: The Recipe Rebel

6- Cranberry & Brie Bites

Cranberry and Brie bites – a simple appetizer or party snack that always gets polished off in minutes!

From: Kitchen Sanctuary

7- Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is the perfect way to mix things up for fall! Loaded with fresh apples, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and green onions, this coleslaw is crunchy, sweet, and so delicious!

From: Lemon Tree Dwelling

8- Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip

If you have a holiday party coming up this quick and easy appetizer is a must make option. The flavor combo of tart cranberries, sweet cream cheese and cilantro make your taste buds explode! Plus, it’s so easy to make that you’ll have it ready in no time at all.

From: Julie’s Eat and Treats

9- Christmas Cheesecake

Amazing Christmas Cheesecake to make your holiday season as delicious and magical as you imagine! This heavenly dessert is a vanilla bean cheesecake layered with an easy cranberry jam and smooth white chocolate mousse.

From: Will Cook for Smiles

10- Cranberry Sugar Cookies

These cranberry cookies are from my grandmother’s recipe, and they are simply perfect. The softness of the cookie and the slight crunch of the sugar coating make them a delicious classic for Christmas or any time of year.

From: Good + Simple

11- Maple Roasted Carrots and Cranberries

Maple roasted carrots with cranberries are easy to make, naturally vegan and gluten-free. They make for a delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish too.

From: Lazy Cat Kitchen

12- Cranberry Fluff

This Easy Cranberry Fluff is an amazing dessert salad made with cranberries, pineapples, coconut and marshmallows.  No one can resist this beautiful and scrumptious dessert!

From: Mom on Timeout

13- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk and dried cranberries! It’s also super easy and quick to put together, making it a great treat for the busy holiday season!

From: Life, Love and Sugar

14- Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble

This crumble is sweet and tart and buttery that is easy to put together and has some holiday flavor that will contribute to the festiveness of the holidays.

From: Tortillas and Honey

15- Cranberry Chutney

I couldn’t resist telling you. If you don’t have plans for a bit of tart cranberry on your table, I think this one is probably speaking to you…so listen up.

From: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

16- Cranberry Spice Smoothie

Smoothies don’t normally strike me as a very Christmas-y, or Winter-y, beverage but this Cranberry Spice Smoothie makes me feel so festive!

From: Wallflower Kitchen

17- Cranberry Christmas Cake

This Cranberry Christmas Cake is one of those recipes that is an instant favorite every single time someone new tastes it.  Tart cranberries, sweet buttery cake, and a fantastic texture all combined to basically beg me to eat another piece.

From: Barefeet in the Kitchen

18- Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta – This sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!

From: Peas and Crayons

19- Sugared Cranberries

I can’t believe I’d never tasted sugared cranberries until yesterday. Why didn’t I know about these sweet, tart, sparkly, little nuggets of goodness? Why doesn’t everybody know about them? My mission today is to spread the word so these little berries get the recognition they deserve!

From: Tabler Party of Two

20- Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce made with fresh cranberries, orange juice and Grand Marnier is a sweet and incredibly flavorful Thanksgiving side dish.

From: Self Proclaimed Foodie