Cranberry Walnut Pie
When the cranberries in this pie are baked, they release their tart juices into the custard, creating a delightful cranberry caramel that's much less sweet and balances perfectly with the earthy walnuts. This pie is best enjoyed at room temperature (with ice cream, of course.) Get the recipe!
Cranberry Coffee Cake
A hidden vein of sweet-tart cranberries cuts against the vanilla richness of the cake. Get the recipe »
Cranberry Almond Biscotti
These fat, chunky cookies make great dunkers as a well as a good one-cookie snack. Get the recipe »
Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam
The secret to this cake is a jam made with mulled wine and cranberry; the berries are simmered until thick then reduced in a mixture of wine, ginger, peppercorns, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon—heady, intoxicating, and intense.
Cranberry Apple Slab Pie
A slab pie is bigger than the standard 9-inch round, slightly thinner, and designed to be enjoyed without forks (just a napkin to catch the juices). Get the recipe »
Cranberry and Lillet Rouge Sorbet
Adding alcohol to cranberries is nothing new, but you may not have thought of Lillet Rouge. The combination works better than you think, and you don't need to be a James Bond character to cook with the stuff. Get the recipe!
Homemade Starbucks-Style Cranberry Bliss Bars
An extremely dense, moist cake studded with tart cranberries, spicy ginger and sweet white chocolate, all crowned with a winter wonderland of rich cream cheese frosting and white chocolate drizzle. Get the recipe!
Cranberry Port Jam
This deeply flavored jam would be perfect spread on cornbread, pumpkin bread, or anything slathered with cream cheese. Get the recipe »
Cape Cod Muffins
These muffins have a moist vanilla crumb. Inside, blueberries (you can use frozen) add a pop of sweet juice while the cranberries add tartness and chew. Get the recipe »
Cranberry Apple Strudel
In this German-inspired dessert, sliced apples are tossed with cranberries for a little sweet-tart chew, walnuts for crunch, and cinnamon for spice. The filling is encased in Puff Pastry and baked into one large golden roll. It's an elegant end to a dinner party, or small Thanksgiving meal. Get the recipe »
Cranberry Walnut Hermits
Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and mace pair with molasses and dark brown sugar to give these hermits an aromatic, gingerbread-like quality. Get the recipe »
Cranberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream
Goat cheese ice cream requires no time on a stovetop or fussing with eggs. It's light and tangy, with a savory finish. Even if your pre-holiday kitchen is overwhelmed with chores and projects, you can churn up a batch in no time flat. Get the recipe »
Pear Cranberry Crisp
With their muted colors and delicate, lightly floral taste, pears seem like a natural fit for elegant desserts. Having a small dinner party or special celebration? Make this Pear Cranberry Crisp. Get the recipe »
Apricot Cranberry Pan de Higo
These miniature dried fruit cakes are sweet and nutty with hints of licorice and booze. While the flavors of the figs and apricots are clearly present, it's the tart cranberries that really come through. The little red flecks look really pretty and festive as well! Get the recipe!
Chocolate Cranberry Nanaimo Bars
The Canadian classic takes a tart-but-sweet Thanksgiving turn by adding dried cranberries to each of the three layers. The resulting seasonal variation is bound to delight family and friends at Thanksgiving festivities and start the holiday cookie season off sweetly. Get the recipe »
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
These oatmeal cookies bake up nice and chewy. The edges are lightly crisp and golden, but the middle flexes and gives under your teeth. The cranberries add a little tartness that makes the perfect foil for chopped white chocolate. Get the recipe »
Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Cookies
These soft, cakey cookies have a ton of pumpkin flavor thanks to the boosting effects of orange. Tart cranberries provide occasional bursts of tartness and nutmeg, notes of fall. Get the recipe »
Maple Cranberry Applesauce
This applesauce would be absolutely heavenly paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some crushed amaretti cookies or graham crackers. Get the recipe »
Cranberry Orange Rugelach
These rugelach have the same flaky cream cheese dough as their winter holiday counterparts, but inside, they're given a cranberry-orange-walnut update for fall. Get the recipe »
Cornmeal Biscotti with Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate
The cornmeal in these biscotti makes them extra crunchy and gives them a slightly nutty, toasty flavor. They are an ideal Thanksgiving pre-dessert with a cup of coffee. Get the recipe »