Festive Cranberry Desserts

We've got delicious cranberry dessert recipes perfect for any occasion. Whether you're making your first pie or you're a baking pro, try any of these cranberry sweets for a holiday get-together or special weeknight dinner.

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    Cranberry-Chocolate Cheesecake

    Classic cheesecake gets a decadent makeover with a little help from rich chocolate swirls and a sprinkling of beautiful ruby-red cranberries.

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    Bourbon Cranberry Cookies

    Bourbon and cranberries? Definitely a winning combo. A bourbon chocolate ganache adds even more luxury to the spiked cranberry cookies.

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    Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Spice Cake

    Mandarin oranges and a ginger-cinnamon combo give extra dimension to this cranberry cake. What makes the cake so soft? That’d be the 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt.

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    Cranberry-Almond Wedges

    Cranberry cakes are a great holiday-season snack. And if you love the dense, rich taste of almond cake, you'll adore this sweet-tart cranberry variation made with a sugar cookie mix.

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    Cranberry-Chai Cupcakes

    You won't be able to say no to these spicy-sweet treats, especially if you love fresh cranberries. These holiday desserts are topped with sugared cranberries and our luscious chai and cream cheese frosting.

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    Crustless Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce

    Skip the crust -- this cranberry dessert with cream cheese is enough to get your guests talking. Top off the creamy five-ingredient cheesecake with our luscious cranberry sauce.

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    Cranberry-Cream Tartlets

    With a gingersnap crust and a cranberry cream filling, these cute mini tarts are a fun personalized dessert. The recipe calls for both dried and fresh cranberries, which means the cranberry flavor really comes through. To make a single tart, use a 10- or 11-inch tart pan instead of individual pans.

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    Apple-Cranberry Crisp

    One part apple dessert, one part cranberry dessert, plus a brown sugar-cinnamon topping and lots of fresh fruit, this comfort dessert is ideal for entertaining out-of-town guests.

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    Toasted Coconut Cake with Walnuts & Cranberries

    Show off your baking prowess with a delectable cake filled with walnuts, dried cranberries, and luscious homemade coconut frosting. Top with flaked coconut for a stunning presentation -- aren't cranberry cakes beautiful?

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    Layered Cranberry-Quince Mold

    If you’re looking for easy cranberry desserts, canned cranberry sauce is your guy. Dress up the sauce by pairing it with creamy lemon, quince, and walnut in an elegant mold. For mini molds, try preparing in 12 individual 3/4-cup molds or ramekins.

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    Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

    Store-bought dough makes this a surprisingly easy-to-bake cranberry dessert. Dried cranberries, orange peel, pecans, and lots of spice combine into this delicious tea ring that's perfect for any fall party.

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    Fluffy Cranberry Mousse

    Topped with tart cranberry sauce, this creamy mousse takes only 20 minutes to make and is a light, elegant dessert option for any occasion. Have we proven to you how many easy cranberry desserts exist yet?

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    Mixed Berry Crumble

    For a sweet indulgence that's festive enough for a holiday party but simple enough for a weeknight dessert, try this dried cranberry dessert recipe. For extra texture, stir in a cup or two of frozen cranberries at the end of cooking.

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    Cranberry-Cashew Clusters

    Cranberry cookies are surprisingly addictive. Keep a stash of these vanilla, nut, and dried cranberry no-bake treats on hand for unexpected guests—or for yourself.

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    Cranberry, Pear & Walnut Cake

    This party-worthy cranberry dessert is chock-full of classic fall ingredients. Homemade caramel sauce adds a special touch.

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    Cranberry Tarts

    These mini fresh cranberry desserts are great for brunch or dessert. If you like to plan ahead, you can place the tarts in freezer bags and freeze for up to 4 months.

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    Cranberry Crunch Cookies

    If you're a cookie lover, these chewy and crunchy cranberry cookies are for you. The secret ingredients? Crunchy cereal with cranberries and almonds. They're easy to make and a treat to eat.

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    Pear-Cranberry Deep-Dish Pie

    The warm flavors of ripe pears and tart cranberries come together with ginger and nutmeg in this delicious homemade pie. The best part? An extra-deep baking dish means there's more of this cranberry dessert to love.

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    Creamy Cranberry Fudge

    Pistachios, dried cranberries, and orange peel lend super-sweet white chocolate fudge some much-needed fall flavor. The seven-ingredient sweet is the perfect example of an easy cranberry dessert that’s not just centered around cranberries.

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    Cranberry-Pumpkin Gingerbread with Sherry-Cream Cheese Drizzle

    Sure, cranberry cakes are delicious, but so are pumpkin cakes and gingerbread—this treat boasts all your favorite fall flavors in one bite. A rich drizzled frosting infused with sherry and cream cheese tops off this fall dessert.

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    Nuts About Cranberries Tart

    This cranberry dessert let's other ingredients share the spotlight -- a sweet mixture of pears, cranberries, almonds, and pistachios fills this gorgeous tart. You can make the rich and buttery pastry crust yourself or use a store-bought crust.

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    Fruit & Nut Chocolate Sticks

    In only 15 minutes you can have a party-worthy holiday treat. Just dip dark chocolate sticks in peanut butter and coat with dried cranberries and nuts. No one has to know how easy these cranberry desserts were to make!

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    Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn

    Almonds, dried cranberries, and orange juice give this crunchy caramel corn recipe a festive twist. Who says cranberry desserts require an oven?

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    Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake

    Topped with poached apples, pears, cranberries, and warm caramel sauce, this decadent cake is a delicious ending to any meal. The fresh cranberries stand out, but also let the chocolate cake do its thing.

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    White Chocolate-Cranberry Crispy Treats

    Classic crispy rice cereal treats get a holiday makeover with white chocolate, dried cranberries, a dash of nutmeg, and some toasted pecans. Simply mix the ingredients together, scoop into a greased pan, and let stand—your easy cranberry desserts are ready to be eaten.

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    Cranberry Crackle Bars

    These salty-sweet bars feature mixed nuts, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pretzel bits. To give them as gifts, put a few of these cranberry sweets on a pretty plate and tie a bow around them.

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    Cranberry-Pear Bars

    A layer of cranberry infused with pear nectar fills these hearty, nutmeg-spiced oat bars. We promise these cranberry sweets look a lot more difficult to make than they actually are.

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    Apple-Cranberry Pie

    Apple and cranberry desserts are both very central to fall, so when served together the combo is a guaranteed holiday knockout. Orange peel and lemon juice add a hint of citrus to the pie.

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    Apple-Cranberry Dessert

    As far as cranberry desserts are concerned, this sweet casserole might win an award for best underdog. Fall staples -- fresh or frozen cranberries, apples, and walnuts -- combine in a perfect-over-ice-cream treat.

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    Cranberry Blondies

    Turn typical blondies into a festive dried-cranberry dessert recipe. A two-ingredient cinnamon whipped cream (1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon) adds a little spice to the sweet treat.

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    Great Green Bean Recipes

    Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a crisp green bean salad, green beans add classic flavor, color, and nutrients to your meal. Change up your usual green bean routine with some of our fresh green bean recipes -- you won't be disappointed!
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