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Best Cranberry Dishes for Fall 2022: Desserts, Salads, and More!

Our cranberry marshmallow fluff is one of our most popular recipes OF ALL TIME and the cranberry mocktail on this list is one of our favorites. We are here to share the cranberry love with other healthy recipes we’ve found from our friends on the web.

Are cranberries healthy?

Cranberries are not only healthy, but they are also delicious and versatile. Cranberries are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and E, and the minerals manganese and copper. They also contain phytochemicals, which are compounds that have been shown to have potential health benefits.

Cranberries have a tart, tangy flavor that can add interest to both sweet and savory dishes. They can be enjoyed fresh, frozen, or dried, and they can be used in juices, sauces, jams, and baked goods.

Ways to cook cranberries

With so many ways to enjoy them, it’s no wonder that cranberries are a favorite fruit of many people.

Cranberries are a versatile fruit that can be used in sweet and savory dishes alike. In sweet recipes, cranberries can be used to add tartness and depth of flavor. They pair well with other fruits, like apples and pears, and can also be used in baked goods, like pies and muffins.

Cranberries can also be cooked down into a sauce or jam, which is delicious on its own or as a topping for pancakes or ice cream.

In savory recipes, cranberries can be used as a component of a sauce or dressing. They also work well in stuffing and grain dishes, like couscous or quinoa. So whatever you’re looking to make, don’t forget the cranberries!

Goat Cheese Puff Pastry With Cranberries

Okay so even if you aren’t a big goat cheese fan, hear me out when it comes to these goat cheese cranberry pastries. These goat cheese puff pastries with cranberries are delicious for so many reasons.

The puff pastry is light and flaky, and the goat cheese filling is rich and creamy. The tartness of the cranberries cuts through the richness of the cheese, and the sweetness of the honey brings it all together. Plus, they’re so easy to make!

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Kevin and I disagree on cranberry sauce, vehemently. He loves the cranberry sauce in a can, and well, I think it should all go in the trash. But, I love apples – so I tried this apple cranberry sauce and it’s not awful.

This cranberry sauce is good because it’s not overly sweet. It’s perfect on pork or turkey and even chicken. The apples add a little sweetness and the cranberries provide that perfect tartness. And, the texture is just right – not too thick or too runny.

Fall Harvest Cranberry Salad
cranberry crostini
Cranberry Crostini
Cranberry Coffee Cake

Fall Harvest Cranberry Salad

While this dish uses dried cranberries (which are my favvvv), it’s still healthy… just look at that salad!

We both love fall for so many reasons – the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and of course, all the delicious food! One of my favorite fall dishes is this harvest cranberry salad.

It’s packed with healthy ingredients like kale, quinoa, and pomegranate seeds, but it’s also super flavorful and satisfying.

The apple cider vinaigrette is the perfect finishing touch – tart and sweet. This salad is always a hit at potlucks and dinner parties, and I know you’ll love it too!

Cranberry Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

We love cranberry crostini with whipped goat cheese and thyme because they are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. The sweetness of the cranberries pairs perfectly with the earthy flavor of the thyme, and the creamy goat cheese ties it all together. Yes, they are easy to make!

We can have them ready in just a few minutes, which is perfect for when I’m short on time but still want to enjoy a delicious snack. They’re always a hit with my friends and family. Whether we’re hosting a party or just spending time with those we love, these cranberry crostini are always a welcome addition.

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Kevin loves coffee cake, but we weren’t sure about cranberry coffee cake. They didn’t seem like two flavors that would go together. But, the cranberries add a delicious burst of acidity to each bite, while the brown sugar in the cake provides just enough sweetness to offset the tanginess of the berries.

Whenever I take a bite of cranberry coffee cake, I feel like I’m indulging in a truly decadent treat.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

We noticed a trend while searching for cranberry recipes, and it’s that people like to mix other fruits with it to make the tartness not be so strong.

This cranberry orange chicken combines your orange chicken favorites with a cranberry twist. This dish combines the sweetness of oranges with the tartness of cranberries to create a wonderfully balanced flavor.

cranberry walnut bread
cranberry walnut bread
apple orange bread
apple cranberry crisp
apple cranberry crisp

Cranberry Walnut Bread 

I’m personally not a huge fan of walnuts, but Kevin really likes them. I put this cranberry walnut bread on a list for us to try closer to Christmas. I think our friends will like it, too.

Cranberry Orange Bread

This is the first time I’ve heard of cranberry orange bread, but it sounds perfect. Looking for something special to make your holiday table shine? This cranberry Orange Bread from Spatula Desserts is the perfect addition to any spread.

This festive bread is made with plump, juicy cranberries and zesty oranges for a delightful treat that everyone will love. The rich, moist loaf is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is my literal favorite dessert… ever. I tried this cranberry apple crisp and I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to the regular way of cooking apple crisp.

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert? Look no further than Chocolate Moosey’s cranberry apple crisp recipe. This dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the fresh apples and tart cranberries.

The streusel topping is light and crispy, making it the perfect finishing touch. Serve this crisp warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or fat-free frozen yogurt if you’re counting your points) on top. Your family and friends will be begging for seconds!

Cranberry Puff Pastry Tarts

A great way to finish off your holiday dinner, make these cranberry puff pastry tarts to impress your friends and family.

These cranberry puff pastry tarts are the perfect way to finish off your holiday dinner. Made with fresh cranberries and a flaky puff pastries, serve them warm with a dollop of whipped cream for a truly festive treat.

Cranberry Alcoholic Drinks

Our low point alcoholic drink post put us on the map, so we think it’s only fair if we include a few drinks in this post. We are huge fans of sangria… what type of drink do you prefer?

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