Cranberry Recipes

Our favorite recipes for cranberry sauce and more — perfect for a Thanksgiving table. (And if you're not inclined to make your own, check out our taste-test of Five Great Cranberry Sauces »)

Cranberries with Port
This delicious cranberry sauce is a simple, luscious side that can be prepared a day ahead. See the recipe for Cranberries with Port »Richard Ross
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce
No Thanksgiving feast is complete without cranberry sauce—forget the canned variety and make this recipe instead. See the recipe for Cranberry Sauce »Vanessa Rees
Apple Cranberry Sauce
The cranberries add a nice tangy twist to otherwise ordinary applesauce. See the recipe for Apple Cranberry Sauce »Russell Kaye
Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes
Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes
If you find yourself with a surplus of fresh cranberries, these elegant cakes are the perfect solution. They can be cooked in individual miniature pans, or in a single skillet for convenience.Khushbu Shah
Minted Cranberry Sauce
Minted Cranberry Sauce
Fresh mint adds a twist to classic cranberry sauce.Helen Rosner
Whole Cranberry Sauce
Whole Cranberry Sauce
See the RecipeVanessa Rees
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Debesmanna (Cranberry Mousse)
Farina undergoes an unexpected transformation from hot cereal to airy pudding in this tart-sweet Latvian dessert, which is typically served with milk poured on top. Back to Riga Revisited »Todd Coleman
Cranberry Crush
Cranberry Crush
Spiced rum and fiery ginger beer combine with tart cranberry juice in this flavorful cool-weather cocktail.Helen Rosner
Cranberry-Ginger Chutney
This sophisticated take on cranberry sauce, laced with spices and plenty of fresh ginger, gets a boost from chopped celery and tart apples. See the recipe for Cranberry-Ginger Chutney »Todd Coleman
Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Caramelized Onion
Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Caramelized Onion
Crisp-tender brussels sprouts and sweet-sour cranberries balance perfectly with a tangy vermouth-based broth in this pasta dish.Helen Rosner
Cranberry Salsa
Lime and jalapeño punch up this fresh, no-cook take on cranberry sauce. See the Cranberry Salsa recipe »Todd Coleman
Cranberry Farro Quick Bread
Cranberry Farro Quick Bread
Grains of cooked farro add substance and nuttiness to this moist, honey and brown sugar-sweetened quick bread.Anna Stockwell
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Fresh Cranberry Relish
This sweet-tart cranberry relish is flavored with cinnamon, fresh citrus, and sweet apples. See the recipe for Fresh Cranberry Relish »Anna Stockwell
Cranberry Chiffon Pie
Cranberry Chiffon Pie
Fresh or frozen cranberries make the base for this tart custard pie.Andrew Ingalls
Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet
Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet
This pucker-inducing cranberry twist on a Cosmopolitan delivers striking color and the perfect balance of sweet and tart.Helen Rosner
Apple-Cranberry Relish
Apple-Cranberry Relish
Sautéed garlic and onion, plus a little bit of salt, add a savory note to this sweet-tart relish, which gets its body from the natural pectin in the poached, puréed cranberries. A twist on Thanksgiving’s traditional cranberry sauce, the recipe was given to us by Michael Sandoval, executive chef of Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, California. His staff prepares it as part of the restaurant's annual Thanksgiving meal for veterans and their families.Ingalls Photography