10 Cranberry Dessert Recipes We Love


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Some may feel that Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is the only serving of this tart fruit that you really need, but we disagree. Cranberries are wonderful in fall and winter desserts, adding a fresh pop of sweet-sour flavor and bright red color. Here are a few of our favorite cranberry dessert recipes from the SE archives.

Cranberry Coffee Cake: A ribbon of sweet-tart cranberries in the batter makes for a nice surprise in this morning cake.

Cranberry Ice Cream with White Chocolate Chunks: the tartness of cranberries balances the sweetness of white chocolate in this pretty pink ice cream.

Cranberry Walnut Hermits: Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice give these bar cookies a gingerbread quality.

Homemade Starbucks-Style Cranberry Bliss Bars: Rich cream cheese frosting tops these gingery bars.


Double-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies: These slightly salty, chocolaty cranberry oatmeal cookies were a hit at the Serious Eats 2010 Cookie swap.

Maple Cranberry Applesauce: Maple syrup adds richness and complex flavor to this applesauce, which is especially delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cornmeal Biscotti with Cranberries and White Chocolate Chunks: Cornmeal adds a nice toasty flavor to these biscotti.

Easy Cranberry Apple Cake: Simple as...cake?

Pear Cranberry Crisp: No one will judge you if you eat a scoop for breakfast.

Cranberry Shortbread: Simple shortbread made more fun with chopped cranberries and a white chocolate drizzle.

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