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48 Sweet Cranberry Recipes to Brighten Your Holiday Table, from Breakfast to Dessert

48 Sweet Cranberry Recipes to Brighten Your Holiday Table, from Breakfast to Dessert

Cranberries are shock-full of antioxydants and vitamins that are beneficial to your health. Make this ruby-red fruit the star of your sweet holiday lineup!

{Fresh & Seasonal} 48 Sweet Cranberry Recipes That Will Brighten Your Holiday Table, from Festive Cakes to Hearty Breakfasts //

There’s no doubt about it: The cranberry is one of the holiday’s superstar fruits. Not only are they beautiful, but they’re shock-full of antioxidants and vitamins that are beneficial to your health. So why not jump on this excuse to make this ruby-red seasonal fruit the star of your sweet holiday lineup?

The reason why I love cranberries so much is for the fruit’s acidity. I’m a big fan of not-too-sweet desserts, and just like lemon does, cranberries can balance out the sweetness in a recipe in the most interesting, complex way. You can often use it like you would a citrus fruit too: Among my favorite cranberry-based recipes are these gorgeous Pomegranate Cranberries Marshmallows and this very clever and versatile Cranberry Curd. But whatever you do with cranberries, the result is sure to brighten your holiday table. 

Here are 48 colorful recipes concocted by some of my favorite bloggers out there. I hope they inspire you to cook or bake something zesty and sweet today!

48 Sweet Cranberry Recipes To Brighten Your Holiday Table

Holiday-worthy recipes to make spectacular festive cakes with cranberries //

Spectacular Cranberry Cakes

ROW 1 //

  1. Apple Cranberry Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream, by Spoon Fork Bacon
  2. Sparkling Cranberry Cake, by Style Sweet CA
  3. Spiced Apple Cider Cake with Frosted Cranberries, by My Kitchen Love

ROW 2 //

  1. Cranberry Chocolate Red Wine Cake, by Plated Cravings
  2. Festive Cranberry, Orange, and Walnut Layer Cake, by Supergolden Bakes
  3. Cranberry Cardamom Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, by Kitchen Heals Soul

Holiday-worthy recipes to make festive cookies and bars with cranberries //

Festive Cranberry Cookies & Bars

ROW 1 //

  1. Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Shortbread Cookies, by The Flavor Blender
  2. Orange-Spiced Gingerbread Cookies (with Cranberry Glaze), by Dessert for Two
  3. White Chocolate & Hazelnut Blondies, by Food Nouveau

ROW 2 //

  1. Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti Straws, by Food Nouveau
  2. Cranberry Squares with Walnut Shortbread, by The Finer Cookie
  3. Trail Mix Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan), by Beaming Baker

Holiday-worthy recipes to make dessert with cranberries you'll eat with a spoon //

Cranberry Desserts to Eat with a Spoon

ROW 1 //

  1. Cranberry Orange Trifle, by The Recipe Rebel
  2. Cranberry Apple Dumplings, by Tastes of Lizzy T’s
  3. No-Bake Cheesecake Parfait with Cranberry Swirl, by A Cookie Named Desire

ROW 2 //

  1. Pears Poached in Spiced Cranberry Juice, by The Flavours of Kitchen
  2. Holiday Eggnog and Cranberry Trifle, by Kitchen Heals Soul
  3. No-Churn Cranberry Ice Cream, by The Messy Baker

Holiday-worthy recipes to make delicious bites with cranberries //

Delicious Cranberry Bites

ROW 1 //

  1. Pomegranate Cranberries Marshmallows, by Food Nouveau
  2. Pistachio Cranberry Rose Nougat, by Style Sweet CA
  3. Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze, by Butter & Type

ROW 2 //

  1. Cranberry-Almond Rum Balls, by Bakers Royale
  2. Chocolate Pretzel Fudge with Walnuts and Cranberries, by Food Nouveau
  3. Cranberry & White Chocolate Macarons, by Hint of Vanilla

Holiday-worthy recipes to make baked treats with cranberries //

Baked Cranberry Treats

ROW 1 //

  1. Maple and Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls, by Crumb Kitchen
  2. Maple and Cranberry Granola Muffins, by Food Nouveau
  3. Cranberry Orange Scones (Vegan), by Fit Mitten Kitchen

ROW 2 //

  1. Hazelnut Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins, by Two Purple Figs
  2. Cranberry Banana Oat Bread, by Girl Gone Gourmet
  3. Cranberry Pistachio Stollen, by The Sugar Hit

Holiday-worthy recipes to make colorful snacks with cranberries //

Colorful Cranberry Snacks

ROW 1 //

  1. No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites (Gluten Free, Vegan), by Beaming Baker
  2. Cranberry Bliss Bars, by Platings and Pairings
  3. Energy Bars with Coconut Macadamia and Cranberries (Vegan), by Avocado Pesto

ROW 2 //

  1. Oats and Cranberry Bars, by The Culinary Chase
  2. Cranberry Sauce Oatmeal Bars, by Savory Tooth
  3. Chewy Nut and Fruit Packed Granola Bars, by Food Nouveau

Holiday-worthy recipes to make hearty breakfasts with cranberries //

Hearty Cranberry Breakfasts

ROW 1 //

  1. Cranberry White Chocolate Granola, by Gimme Some Oven
  2. Cranberry Clementine Smoothie, by Blossom to Stem
  3. Maple Tahini Granola with Cranberry Chutney and Maple Caramel, by Eye Candy Popper

ROW 2 //

  1. Cranberry Almond Granola, by Accidental Happy Baker
  2. Crispy Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes, by Rhubarbarians
  3. Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats, by Cookie + Kate

Holiday-worthy recipes to make zesty preserves with cranberries //

Zesty Cranberry Preserves

ROW 1 //

  1. Cranberry Quince Conserve, by Simple Bites
  2. Cranberry Whipped Butter, by The Worktop
  3. Cranberry Pear Chutney, by Spoonful of Flavor

ROW 2 //

  1. Cranberry Curd, by Kitchen Confidante
  2. Cranberry Apple Butter, by The View from Great Island
  3. Spiced Cranberry Jam, by Food in Jars

Find even more sweet and savory cranberry recipe inspiration on my “All About Cranberries” Pinterest board:

{Fresh & Seasonal} 48 Sweet Cranberry Recipes That Will Brighten Your Holiday Table //


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  1. Hi Marie, What a beautiful collection of cranberry recipes. They’ve great appeal–all so delicious looking. You’ve done a great job. Thanks so very much for including The Finer Cookie in this roundup. I really appreciate your support.

    Only my best to you,
    The Finer Cookie