Gallery: More Than Sauce: 14 Cranberry Desserts To Make For Thanksgiving

Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam
Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam
This feather-light cake bursts with fresh orange zest. That vibrant citrus flavor is accentuated by a filling of cranberry mulled wine jam. Get the Recipe!/a>
Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Cookies
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!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Cranberry Apple Nut Tart
Cranberry Apple Nut Tart
This updated take on a classic includes apples and cranberries for a nice tart zing and a sweet and crumbly tart crust made even more delicious with the addition of toasted pecans. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Cranberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Cranberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding
This pudding, inspired by the highly delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding at the Palace Cafe, has the soul of a New Orleans bread pudding. But it's gussied up for the season with cranberries, which add a wonderful tart contrast to the white chocolate in the butter and cream-rich custard, and a nice glug of bourbon, which certainly doesn't hurt anything.

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[Photograph: Jessie Oleson]

Cranberry Apple Slab Pie
Cranberry Apple Slab Pie
If you're baking for a crowd, slab pies are a delicious and practical way to go. For this fall-forward recipe, apples and cranberries simmer in their own juices beneath a sweet and savory oatmeal crumble. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Cranberry and Lillet Rouge Sorbet
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!

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Creamy white chocolate pairs harmoniously with tart cranberries in these chewy treats. They're the cookie version of yogurt-covered fruit...only way better. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Pear Cranberry Crisp
Pear Cranberry Crisp

Though we often associate pears with more elegant desserts, they do just as well when served in a a big ole pan of bubbly, buttery crisp. Cranberries add a pop of tartness.

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[Photograph: Robin Bellinger]

Cranberry Apple Strudel
Cranberry Apple Strudel

This easy but elegant golden strudel is ready for fall with a filling of apples, cranberries, and walnuts.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Cranberry Sauce Cinnamon Rolls
Cranberry Sauce Cinnamon Rolls
These ooey gooey cinnamon rolls feature sweet-tart cranberry sauce in the dough, filling, and glaze. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Jessie Oleson]

Cranberry Orange Biscuits
Cranberry Orange Biscuits
These easy biscuits are a great choice for Thanksgiving breakfast, as part of your dinner bread basket, or split open and topped with poached pears and vanilla ice cream for a fall take on shortcakes. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Apricot Cranberry Pan de Higo
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!

[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Homemade Starbucks-Style Cranberry Bliss Bars
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!

[Photograph: Cakespy]