With the crisp cool weather of Autumn comes new and delicious foods like squash, cranberries, and plums! When you are inundated with cranberries – either dried because they are on sale this time of year or fresh because they are growing like crazy – it is time to pull out some new ways to use them. This list of over 18 recipes for cranberries will help you use that plethora up is delicious ways!
Have other fall foods to use up? Be sure to check out this list of easy fall recipe ideas sorted by specific fall favorite fruits and vegetables!
Recipes for Fresh Cranberries:
This Apple Cranberry Salad is not only beautiful, but a great way to avoid some calories in your next dessert!
Do you ever use fresh cranberries in your breads? This recipe uses them and claims to be the Best Cranberry Bread Recipe ever!
These Apple & Cranberry Turnovers would be a great breakfast, brunch, or snack staple!
Make your own cranberry sauce, then use the leftovers for this White Chocolate & Cranberry No Bake Cheesecake!
Really mix things up with this Fresh Cranberry, Bean, and Tuna Salad!
Oh Man, this Homemade Cranberry Butter sounds easy enough for the kids to help with and could be used on a TON of things!
Recipes Using Dried Cranberries:
I bet the tartness of cranberries is really neutralized a bit by the white chocolate in these Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies!
I just love the smell of baking bread, don’t you? This Cranberry Banana Bread recipe would really make your home smell fabulous!
This Wild Rice & Cranberry Bread Machine recipe is a super popular one on my site and I am sure you can see why!
Bread & Cookies are wonderful, but how about using some dried cranberries in your main dish? This Tenderloin, Cranberry, & Pear Salad sounds like it would be right up my alley!
Oh man! These Healthy Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins sounds delicious and perfect for busy families! You could make a bunch of them and stick them in the freezer for quick breakfasts on the go!
More breakfast – how about adding the tangy goodness of oranges? These Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Scones are another healthy option!
Oh Man! This Bacon, Cranberry, and Pecan Salad sounds so very delicious! When I first read the title, my exact words were “oh man!” 🙂
Do you like cinnamon? We do! We like ti so much that I ahve 3 different types in my spice cabinet – yes really! I can’t wait to try these Cinnamon Chip Cranberry cookies!
Make your own oatmeal with this Clementine Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe.
These Chocolate Cranberry Pretzel Clusters look so yummy – it is like a great spin on Haystacks. Do you remember those as a kid?
More Recipes for Cranberries:
This Cranberry Kiss Mocktail uses cranberry juice, so it doesn’t fit into the categories above, but I am sure you and your kids will LOVE it! So, I wanted to be sure to include it. 🙂
What about using some cranberry sauce for this Cranberry Chicken Recipe? I bet it would taste divine!
This Cranberry Apple Butter Chicken recipe from Crystal and Comp sounds super delicious and with her busy lifestyle, you know it has to be an easy, fix it and forget it type of recipe!