Dried Cranberry Recipes

Piquant and sweet dried cranberries are a fall baking favorite. Our repetoire of recipes with dried cranberries features bread, muffins, desserts and cookies.

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Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and children love this dish, and I’m often asked to bring it to potlucks and other big dinners. Refrigerate any leftovers—it’ll still taste great for a day or two, if you can keep people out of it that long! —Cornelia Cree, Waynesville, North Carolina

Fruit & Nut Salad

The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe...


Cranberry-Orange Spinach Salad

This festive toss bursts with fresh flavor from mandarin oranges, spinach and cranberries. The homemade dressing is easy to stir...


Spinach Almond Salad

“I’m asked for the recipe every time I serve this salad. It’s just lovely.” —Jennie Richards, Riverton, Utah


Curry-Cranberry Spinach Salad

I sometimes switch up this salad by using dried apricots or pineapple and arugula or other sturdy greens. —Trisha Kruse,...

Cranberry Turkey Burgers with Arugula Salad

These healthy burgers taste just like the holidays, all in one bite. They are a little sweet and a little...


Elegant Spring Salad

Dried cranberries and grapes add fruity flavor to this lovely six-ingredient salad. —Danelle Montevago, Hanover, Maryland

Tossed Cranberry Salad

Dinner guests rave about this salad's poppy seed dressing. &mash;Marilyn Bue, Princeton, Minnesota


Holiday Rice Salad

It's nice to prepare a cold salad like this when entertaining because it can be made ahead and doesn't take...


Cranberry Spinach Salad

This recipe started out as a summer salad with raspberries. I came up with this holiday version when I was...


Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

I came across this recipe one year when I was looking for a special salad for the holidays. —Deb Murata,...

Cranberry Pear Spinach Salad

A few moments are all you need to toss together this pretty salad and tangy classic dressing. It's a perfect...


Cranberry Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Salads don’t get any easier than this! The dressing is a snap to make, too. —Elise Herzog, Jacksonville, North Carolina


Cranberry Broccoli Salad

Since our home state is a top producer of cranberries, I've nicknamed this tasty recipe "Wisconsin Salad." It features sweetened...


Cranberry Rice Salad

Our home economists devised this make-ahead recipe with the hectic holidays in mind. Cranberries and green onions add a bit...


Elegant Cranberry Pear Salad

This salad recipe, with its combination of fresh ingredients and crunchy walnuts, is quick to make and yet looks very...

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried...


Cinnamon Apple-Nut Salad

This sensational apple salad features lots of color, taste and texture. But don't wait for a party to enjoy it—treat...


Greens with Bacon & Cranberries

After eating this fabulous dinner salad at a restaurant while we were on vacation, I couldn’t wait to get back...


Cranberry-Sesame Spinach Salad

For a feast or any occasion, we love this snappy fall salad that balances sweet and sour with good crunch...


Cranberry Balsamic Salad

I stock up on cranberries each fall when I visit a cranberry festival. I always have plenty on hand at...


Pear & Pecan Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

A tart cranberry dressing balances beautifully with sweet, juicy pears in this salad that’s easy to make and sure to...


Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

I love to experiment with different grains and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts...


Cranberry Romaine Salad with Raspberry Vinairgrette

Dried cranberries and feta add intense flavor to this simple salad that balances perfectly with the refreshing homemade dressing. —Elizabeth...

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Chickpea Pancetta Salad with Cran-Orange Vinaigrette

When it comes to holiday-worthy salads, this one really fills the bill. The colorful mix of dried cranberries, orange segments,...


Cranberry Broccoli Slaw

Perk up any cookout with this fun broccoli slaw. This super easy salad is ready in minutes. —Allison Strain, Lancaster,...


Cranberry-Chipotle Spinach Salad

My husband doesn't like cooked spinach, but enjoys it in salads. I created this salad as a way to serve...


Persimmon Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

Sweet, bright orange persimmons are in season during winter. Put that beautiful fruit to perfect use in a green salad...


Cranberry Chicken Salad

—Debbie Emrick, Dundee, Michigan


Cranberry Tossed Salad

I enjoy making this salad when the usual lettuce salad gets boring. The vegetables and fruit make a nice combination.—Janelle...