Cranberry Recipes and National Eat a Cranberry Day

National Eat a Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23 every year

The 23rd is right in the middle of cranberry harvesting season

It just happens to fall on Thanksgiving in the USA this year

Last week I shared a recipe for

Savory Holiday Bread Pudding with cranberries

I learned that cranberries are really good for you

Cranberries are high in antioxidants and low in sugar

They also prevent various diseases such as urinary tract infections,

gum diseases, and cardiovascular diseases

They are also a great source of immunity boosters

They are packed with Vitamin C and fiber

I’ve rounded up 16 delicious recipes using cranberries

that will be perfect for your holiday menus

Let’s start with a holiday staple, cranberry sauce

2 Easy Cranberry Sauce recipes

Make the Cranberry Orange Sauce to serve with your turkey

and then enjoy the leftovers with

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Brussels Sprouts

they are beyond amazing~

These 2 bite Cheesy Cranberry, Bacon & Pistachio Tarts

also get a kick of flavor from Apricot jam

the flavor combination is “eye rolling good,”

and they are very easy to make!

Cranberry Swiss Almond Holiday Spread is another favorite,

so good for nibbling!

Cranberry Walnut Pie Spirals with Gorgonzola Butter

Dried cranberries, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese and butter

are rolled up in pie crust forming a log

and then cut into slices and baked

White Cheddar Cranberry Fondue with Rosemary Crostini

sounds fancy but it’s really very simple

and the rosemary toasts really send it over the top

Vanilla Scones with Cranberries, Apricots, and Pecans

start the day in a very Merry way 🙂

Romaine leaves with cranberries, pecans, bacon, and blue cheese

are a lovely holiday appetizer or you can use the cranberry mixture

to make a sandwich wrap with a flour tortilla

Cranberry Mustard is wonderful with your holiday turkey or ham

Pair dried cranberries with white Cheddar, walnuts and pears

to make a Holiday Cranberry Flatbread

Have you ever made Cranberry Chicken?

This 4 ingredient retro recipe is a classic

How about White Chocolate Cranberry Ice Cream for dessert~

This no churn ice cream preps in minutes

and then you put it in your freezer to enjoy after it freezes

Or this Cranberry Pie,

it’s light and refreshing after a heavy holiday meal

Let’s finish this round up with Holiday Cranberry Bread,

a thoughtful gift from your kitchen for a hostess or neighbor

Holiday Cranberry Shortbread makes another great gift

You can make the dough and keep it in your refrigerator

for several days or freeze it for another time

Celebrate all season with cranberries!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Sundays on Silverado/  Happiness is Homemade

What’s for Dinner / Love Your Creativity

Between Naps on the Porch /Turn About Tuesday 

Wednesday Linky Party / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party /  Creative Crafts

Full Plate Thursday /Thursday Favorite Things

Home Matters

28 Responses to “Cranberry Recipes and National Eat a Cranberry Day”
  1. Bernadette says:

    Whew, you must be tired after putting this post together. Lots of fantastic ideas contained in it. Wishing you and yours a joyous Thanksgiving, Jenna.

  2. Pam says:

    Good morning, Jenna, it is raining here (yay). What a fabulous round-up with the tasty and beneficial cranberry. Please pass me a vanilla scone with cranberries, apricots, and pecans. We saw cranberry bogs when we visited Nantucket, they were quite amazing. Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving 🧡🦃🧡

  3. Oh, those cranberry vanilla scones look divine! For cranberry sauce, we have to have the smooth jellied in a can, or it isn’t Thanksgiving, LOL! I use the leftover cranberry sauce combined with barbecue sauce on leftover turkey for tangy sloppy sandwiches after the holiday.

  4. Rita C. says:

    These all look fabulous Jenna (pinning, thank you!)! Let’s not forget the cranberry cocktails, lol. I’ve enjoyed a couple over the past few days – a Christmas Kiss (amaretto, cranberry juice and vodka with an orange slice/cherry garnish, and a Christmas sangria (sauvignon blanc, cranberry juice and triple sec). Both were really good!

  5. Yum! I want to make them all!

  6. These look beyond fabulous, Jenny! I can’t wait to try some of them!

  7. These cranberry recipes look all so good, but I’m rather intrigued by the use of maple syrup to make a cranberry sauce!

  8. They look mouthwatering. I have never baked a cranberry pie and I really should!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these recipes all look yummy, and I can’t wait to try a few. The cranberry chicken is one I’m looking forward to making, Thanks so much for sharing these yummy cranberry recipes with us. I hope you have a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

  10. Mary says:

    I always pick up a couple of extra bags of cranberries to freeze this time of year! Such a tasty round up, thanks Jenna! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! ♥

  11. lghiggins says:

    Thanksgiving has passed as I read this post, but we still have a package of cranberries in the freezer and lots of holiday time left for baking. You are offering up so many delicious ways to use cranberries!

  12. helenfern says:

    I love cranberries! I just bought a couple pounds of fresh from the bogs (in the freezer now). So many delicious ways to use them. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a fabulous week.

  13. Kim Goddard says:

    We love cranberries here too and the fresh ones are the best. Jenna, you have pulled together a wonderful collection for cranberry recipes – there is everything from sweet to savory. The cranberry shortbread is making my mouth water… Pinning, of course. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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