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

    Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

    My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with...


    Cranberry Orange Almond Quick Bread

    You can customize this bread to your family's specific tastes. Try dried apricots and pecans, or dried blueberries and hazelnuts....


    Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

    I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...


    Cranberry Green Beans

    Green beans are one of my family's favorite vegetables, so I'm always looking for new ways to serve them. —Noelle...

    Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

    This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...


    Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

    This rich, buttery shortbread is all dressed up with toasted nuts and dried cranberries. You’ll need just five ingredients and...

    Spinach Almond Salad

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


    Turkey Breast with Cranberry Brown Rice

    As a single retiree, I roast a turkey breast half instead of making a whole turkey dinner. This is a...


    Cranberry Amaretto Bread Pudding

    This is an update to a recipe that's been in our family for three generations. The combination of white chocolate...


    Cranberry-Walnut Toasting Bread

    Looking for a great bread to start your day? My multi-grain is fabulous toasted. It is also good for sandwiches...

    Pressure Cooker Celebration Brussels Sprouts

    This recipe hits all the flavor points and makes a fantastic side throughout the year. Plus, you've got to love...


    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...


    Cranberry-Avocado Tossed Salad

    The red and green colors in this salad make it a natural for a yuletide dinner. Plus the dressing and...


    Cranberry-Nut Wild Rice

    It's amazing that just a few ingredients can result in such a great-tasting dish. This recipe is a real bonus...


    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-Apricot Bread Pudding

    I adjusted a favorite bread pudding recipe to make it a little healthier. Dried fruits add texture and sweetness to...


    Sweet Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

    Everyone calls this Christmas Bread and insists I make it often. We like it warm with butter or served cool...


    Pine Nut and Cranberry Rice Pilaf

    Juicy cranberries and crunchy pine nuts easily dress up rice in this special side dish. The subtle flavors make it...


    Cranberry Hazelnut Dressing

    This savory sausage stuffing from Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida gets a hint of sweetness from chopped apples, dried cranberries...


    Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

    "I never liked oatmeal until I jazzed it up with fruit and nuts," reports Jenni Oyler from Poughkeepsie, New York....


    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...

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    Herbed Cranberry Chicken

    These juicy chicken breasts have very little salt, yet they are well seasoned and full of flavor. The chunky cranberry...


    Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad

    A simple homemade Dijon dressing jazzes up couscous, dried cranberries and green onions in this tasty salad. We like it...


    Cranberry Wild Rice

    Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of...


    Cranberry Rugelach

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


    Walnut Cranberry Applesauce

    I made this homemade applesauce the first time I made Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Everyone loved the addition of...


    Cranberry Rice Salad

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