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

    Cranberry Butter Crunch Bark

    One Christmas I dreamed this recipe up when making buttercrunch toffee. It is an addictive treat that disappears fast.—Heather Ferris,...


    Santa’s Wake-Up Cookies

    My granddaughter inspired me to create this recipe. One Christmas, she woke up in the middle of the night before...


    Fruited Turkey Salad Pitas

    Leftover turkey gets a great makeover with this tasty spread that feeds a crowd. Apples, pecans and celery give Donna's...


    Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge for a Crowd

    After discovering this nutty white fudge in a church cookbook, I modified the recipe a bit to make it my...

    White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

    This no-bake recipe is at the top of my list when I head to the kitchen to make holiday treats....


    Cranberry Pecan Clusters

    I have many candy recipes, and this is one of my favorites. The clusters are quick and easy to make.—Collette...

    Cranberry Walnut White Fudge

    A visit to several Oregon cranberry farms inspired my unusual fruit-flavored white fudge. I make it for family and friends...


    Cranberry Nut Bark

    Studded with chunks or cranberries and nuts, this sweet creamy confection is the perfect last-minute gift! It's ready to wrap...


    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...


    Gingered Cranberry-Pear Relish

    I made this for Christmas dinner and it quickly became a favorite. It has a nice balance of sweet and...

    Honeyed Cranberry Waldorf Salad

    A touch of honey gives this simple salad a bit of sweetness while chopped apple and celery provide crunch. Best...


    Cranberry Rice Salad

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


    Holiday Lace Cookies

    It's hard to stop eating these buttery cookies dotted with pecans and dried cranberries. I cherish this recipe from my...


    Cranberry-Nut Couscous Salad

    If you're looking for something a little different to take to a carry-in dinner, try this pretty salad featuring couscous,...


    White Christmas Fudge

    This smooth, sweet fudge from Paula Truksa of Jewett, Texas is loaded with nuts and chewy fruit and would be...

    Cherry Pecan Cookies

    Dotted with dried cherries and pecans, these slice-and-bake goodies look and taste yummy. Plus, the dough freezes very well. For...


    Cranberry-Pistachio Cookie Cups

    If you're looking for something special to add to your holiday dessert tray, try these little shortbread-like cups. They're easy...


    Turkey Waldorf Salad

    A perfect combination of refreshing and filling, this salad is ideal for days when you don’t want to heat up...


    Trail Mix Slices

    With big handfuls of dried apricots and cherries, almonds and pistachios, we make dozens of treats you can take anywhere.—Donna...


    Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

    “With the combination of cranberries, cherries, orange zest and cinnamon, these festive cookies are as fragrant as they are flavorful,“...


    Cranberry Rugelach

    These traditional Polish treats will keep for a long time in an airtight container. One year, I sent a batch...


    Berry ‘n’ Smoked Turkey Twirls

    Here's a new twist on a traditional appetizer that's just bursting with low-fat flavor. You won't even miss the extra...


    Flavorful Cranberry Rice Salad

    I came up with the recipe because I wanted something different to take to picnics beside potato or macaroni salad....

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    Cranberry Spread

    I think the orange-cranberry combination is the key to this tongue-tingling cream cheese spread. Serve it with your favorite crackers...


    Cranberry Bog Bark

    For a pretty holiday treat, I make this bark. It is a favorite holiday gift I give out to friends...


    Cran-Orange Icebox Cookies

    These are among my family's favorite cookies around Christmas. The cran-orange flavor makes them special. —Nancy Rollag, Kewaskum, Wisconsin


    Cranberry Almond Bark

    The addition of dried cranberries makes this almond bark extra special. It looks impressive but is really quick and easy...


    Toffee Cranberry Crisps

    I've had more friends request this recipe than any other cookie recipe I have. The combination of cranberries, chocolate chips...


    Pumpkin-Pecan Baked Oatmeal

    Here’s a yummy wintertime treat. My husband rarely eats in the morning, but when I make my baked oatmeal, he...