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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Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Holiday Sweet Potato Skins

My family loves regular potato skins, but I thought I would try something with sweet potatoes instead. Although we usually...


Cranberry Chutney Crostini

Cranberry-topped crostinis look very attractive on a holiday appetizer buffet. Every bite has the perfect balance of sweet, tart and...


Roasted Chicken and Brie Holly Mini Bites

I got the idea for these appetizers from my favorite sandwich at a local restaurant—a symphony of sweet fig, roasted...


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 Cream Cheese Spread

This festive dip is a snap to make, taking only 10 minutes from start to finish. Thanks to its hint...


Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

These pretty pinwheels will disappear so fast, it will make you head spin! "The dried cranberries and chopped green onions...

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...


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Christmas Meatballs

Cranberry sauce and brown sugar create a tangy glaze for moist meatballs that are good Christmas appetizers or


Cranberry Bacon Galette

Sweet, smoky, tangy, fresh…the flavors in this distinctive appetizer are sure to perk up taste buds for dinner. I sprinkle...


Turkey-Cranberry Minis

We make these tiny tarts to stand in for the turkey and its trimmings at our casual holiday gatherings. —...

Cranberry-Beef Mini Burgers

Cranberry tapenade brings a deep red color and sweet-sour zing to these fun little bacon cheeseburgers. Serve them for parties...


Smoked Gouda and Ham Appetizer Tarts

I call these "Star of the Party" tarts because they have that "I want more" appeal. They're so easy to...


3-in-1 Cheese Ball

Three incredible cheese balls in flavors like pesto, horseradish-bacon and Gorgonzola make for a dazzling display at any get-together. —Taste...


Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote

Just six ingredients are all I need to create an elegant appetizer perfect for entertaining. The tart cranberry compote pairs...


Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

This easy spread is based on several different relishes and spreads I've tasted or made before. I love the sweet...


Gorgonzola & Cranberry Cheese Ball

A cheese ball is a classic appetizer to take to any gathering, and it's so easy to make. This version,...


Cranberry-Orange Tartlets

I like to mix up my offerings at appetizer parties by including some sweeter selections. With Mascarpone cheese and cranberries...


Cranberry-Fig Goat Cheese Crostini

The blend of flavors in the crostini make an absolutely scrumptious appetizer.—Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin


Chicken Sliders on Pecan Biscuits

Tender, hot-from-the-oven, pecan biscuit “buns” make these mini pecan-chicken burgers extra special.