21 Cranberry Recipes That Aren't for Thanksgiving
Bourbon Cranberry Cookies
That's right, booze meets cookies in this dried cranberry recipe. Transform oatmeal cookies from ordinary to outstanding by soaking dried cranberries in bourbon, then mix both right into the batter before baking. And to make it even more fun, the cookie is finished with a delightful bourbon ganache.
Got some leftover cranberry sauce after your holiday feast? Put it to good use with this slow cooker chicken recipe. The chipotle pepper in adobo sauce adds a nice smoky flavor to the sweet-tart cranberries. Serve over hot cooked rice for an easy dinner to remember.
Tarragon Chicken Salad with Cranberries
A handful of sweet-tart dried cranberries cuts through the richness of mayo-base sauce. Pack a batch of these sandwiches for your next picnic or to mix up your brown-bag lunch routine. All you need is 15 minutes to make this cranberry chicken salad. Use a purchased rotisserie chicken to make the process even speedier.
Cranberry Pull-Apart Coffee Cake
Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries
This sheet-pan dish will change the way you think about cauliflower (and cranberries!). Because roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the veggies, the two make a dynamic (and vibrant) duo in this balsamic-infused recipe.
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Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad
This salad is loaded with color and flavor. With fresh ginger, oranges, arugula, mint, and cranberries, this side dish will make you say "so long!" to those sad plates of iceberg lettuce.
Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring
Citrus-infused cranberries, plus a blend of warm fall spices and pecans, make the filling of this pretty pastry irresistible. The orange icing really brightens the flavors of this semi-homemade tea ring recipe, so feel free to serve it any time of year to wow your brunch crowd.
Hamburger Sliders with Cranberry Chutney
Kick-off your family Christmas with this refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail that contains a double dose of fresh cranberry (both in the fruity simple syrup and as the garnish). Whip up a batch of these festive drinks ahead and keep it chilled up to three days. All you'll have to do is top your glass off with prosecco.
Cranberry-Pear Freezer Jam
Cranberry-Vanilla Bean Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
A cranberry sauce-inspired filling is hiding between layers of vanilla buttermilk cake in this festive dessert suitable for any occasion. For birthdays or spring or summer parties, top with sugared cranberries and lemon peel; for Christmas, try sugared cranberries and mint or rosemary.
Maple and Cranberry Farro Cereal
Cranberry Chai Cupcakes
Sweet Potato Waffles with Cranberry Syrup
Cranberries star in both the sauce and the meatball mixture (sounds crazy, but tastes amazing!). That's right, no frozen meatballs here. It's a slow cooker appetizer that will keep everyone coming back for more.
Roasted Cranberry Chicken
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Carrots, Chickpeas, and Cranberries
For a complex pan sauce that has the perfect mix of sweet and savory notes, combine dried cranberries with orange juice and a variety of herbs (parsley, oregano) and spices (star anise, paprika). The flavors pair beautifully with the juicy pork tenderloin in this quick-cooking, yet fancy dinner.