Recipe Roundup: Cranberries

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With their bright, tart flavor and festive hue, cranberries deserve a place on your fall table — and not just on Thanksgiving. The dried fruits tend to get all the love, featured in countless salads and sides, but fresh ones can perk up sweet and savory dishes to perfection. Here are a few of our favorites.


Roasted Fennel and Prosciutto Crostini with Cranberry-Citrus MarmaladeRoasted Fennel and Prosciutto Crostini with Cranberry-Citrus Marmalade
Fresh cranberries and satsumas make a bright, festive garnish for this crowd-pleasing starter. They’re simple to prepare, but festive for entertaining.
Cranberry-Apple RelishCranberry-Apple Relish
A bit more rustic than traditional cranberry sauce, this quick side dish is sweet but retains a nice tartness. It is also quite lovely on buttered toast the morning after Thanksgiving.
Roasted Squash with Cranberries and ThymeRoasted Squash with Cranberries and Thyme
Roasting cranberries helps concentrate their flavors. Here, maple syrup complements the natural sweetness of the squash and lends a rich accent to the finished dish.
Brown Sugar-Cranberry Oat MuffinsBrown Sugar-Cranberry Oat Muffins
Studded with tart cranberries and packed with wholesome oats, these delicious muffins bake up moist, with nicely rounded, golden-brown tops.
Challah French Toast with Cranberry-Apple CompoteChallah French Toast with Cranberry-Apple Compote
Slices of gold, egg-rich challah make the ultimate French toast, and here, the addition of maple syrup to the batter both flavors it and promotes browning. A cranberry-apple compote tops it off perfectly.
Cranberry Compote with Riesling and PearsCranberry Compote with Riesling and Pears
This delicious twist on cranberry relish includes fresh pears, Riesling and warm spices. It is more tart than sweet, though you can use a sweeter Riesling or add more brown sugar if you like.
Cranberry Chess TartCranberry Chess Tart
With its custardy buttermilk filling, chess pie is a classic Southern dessert. This updated version is baked in a square tart pan and studded with fresh cranberries, giving it a festive twist for the winter table.
Sweet Potato and Cranberry HashSweet Potato and Cranberry Hash
Diced and combined with green onions, cranberries and a touch of spice, sweet potatoes make a savory-sweet hash that is delicious served with poultry, pork or game.
Glazed Cranberry-Lemon CakeGlazed Cranberry-Lemon Cake
Fresh cranberries and bold, bright lemon zest and juice add refreshing qualities to this butter-rich cake. As the cake bakes, the cranberries are transformed into a delicious compote-like topping.
Cranberry-Orange MostardaCranberry-Orange Mostarda
Here, classic cranberry sauce is updated with an Italian twist, in this sweet-savory mostarda. It’s a great accompaniment to roasted meats and poultry.
Cranberry & Pear CrumbleCranberry & Pear Crumble
Sweet, ripe pears are ideal for pairing with tart cranberries in this easy-to-make crumble. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
Cranberry-Port ChutneyCranberry-Port Chutney
This simple cranberry sauce gets an extra depth of flavor from the addition of ruby port. You can make it ahead, refrigerate, then bring to room temperature before serving.
Apple and Cranberry GaletteApple and Cranberry Galette
This beautiful open-faced pastry, with scarlet cranberries nestled among golden apple slices, is a gorgeous finale for an autumn meal.
Cranberry-Pear ChutneyCranberry-Pear Chutney
Aromatic blue-black juniper berries, which come from a tree in the cypress family, impart a spicy evergreen flavor to this chutney, balanced by floral and woodsy notes. The chutney pairs well with most types of cheese, young or aged.


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  4. Jim Snyder

    I make the original Apple-Orange-Cranberry Relish all year long! (Don’t tell anyone, but it’s the same stuff in the jar you can only buy during the holidays!).

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