Cranberry Recipes That Aren't for Thanksgiving

Roasted Cranberry Chicken
Don't just save this ruby red fruit for Thanksgiving! Cookies, cocktails, chicken dinners—whip up one of these delicious cranberry recipes to make any day sweeter.

Bourbon Cranberry Cookies

Boozy berries! Transform oatmeal cookies from ordinary to outstanding by soaking dried cranberries in bourbon, then mix both right into the batter before baking.

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).

Tarragon Chicken Salad with Cranberries

A handful of sweet-tart dried cranberries cuts through the richness of the mayo-base sauce in this speedy chicken salad recipe. Pack a batch of these sandwiches for your next picnic or to mix up your brown-bag lunch routine.

Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries

With a layer of apples atop the spice cake batter, this slow cooker dessert bakes with a whole cup of cranberries hiding inside. Top with a dollop of whipped cream for a showy sweet that works at brunch or after dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries

This sheet-pan side 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-laced recipe.

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

Cranberry sauce gets transformed into a summer barbecue condiment in this unique slider recipe. For a white-meat twist, make the burgers with ground turkey instead of beef.

Cranberry-Pear Freezer Jam

This fruit jam recipe can be stored in your freezer for up to a year, so you can enjoy the pleasant fall flavors year-round! Whether you spread it on a croissant or stir it into yogurt, this cranberry jam will be a sweet success.

Cranberry-Sage Sparkler

Kick off your next party with this refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail that contains a double dose of cranberry—both in the fruity simple syrup and as the garnish.

Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

A salad is rarely this colorful and flavorful! With fresh ginger, oranges, arugula, mint, and cranberries, this side dish will make you say "so long!" to the sad plates of iceberg lettuce.

Cranberry-Lemon Curd

Made with fresh or frozen cranberries, this lemon curd is endlessly versatile. Try it in cookie tarts, on toast, stirred into oatmeal, scooped on top of ice cream ... or straight from a spoon.

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, any-occasion dessert. For birthdays or spring or summer parties, top with sugared cranberries and lemon peel; for Christmas, try sugared cranberries and mint or rosemary.

Cran-Sage Rolls

Make over frozen bread dough from a forgettable side dish into a giftable treat with these cranberry and sage dinner rolls. Flipping them on their side ensures that the filling stays tucked between the layers (rather than spilling out into the pan). Brilliant!

Maple and Cranberry Farro Cereal

Whole grains, healthy fats, fruit ... this bowl has all you need for a strong start any morning. Toss all of the ingredients, including dried cranberries, into your slow cooker before bed so you can wake up to a better breakfast.

Cranberry Chai Cupcakes

Roll frozen cranberries in sugar for a showy garnish that gives a nod to the chopped cranberries mixed into the batter of these chai-spiced cupcakes.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Cranberry Syrup

You'll want to sop up every last drop of the cranberry-infused syrup whether you serve it with these healthy homemade whole wheat waffles, French toast, or pancakes.

Cranberry-Sauced Meatballs

Cranberries star in both the sauce and the meatball mixture (sounds crazy but tastes crazy-amazing) of this slow cooker party appetizer.

Cranberry-Buttermilk Muffins

Fresh cranberries pair nicely with buttermilk's tang in this low-fat muffin recipe. For patriotic holidays, try a mix of cranberries and blueberries in the batter.

Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn

Toss popcorn, dried cranberries, and almonds in an orange-caramel sauce for a snack mix you'll be glad comes in a 10-cup batch.

Roasted Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry juice, fresh berries, thyme, and brown sugar make a sweet topping that plays nicely with the savory roasted chicken thighs. Plate this healthy chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans for a crowd-pleasing comfort-food meal.

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