Ready to give those often-overlooked cranberries some time in the limelight? Cranberries deserve more than just being relegated to sauce status or as a last-minute garnish.
These 13 cranberry recipes will jazz up your holiday table with cranberry dishes so good, they might just steal the show from the turkey. From sweet to savory and everything in between, these recipes are here to prove that cranberries are the unsung heroes of Thanksgiving.
Sugared Cranberries are like the little black dress of Thanksgiving – effortlessly elegant and surprisingly sassy. These sparkly, tart treats double as a snack and a stunning garnish. Who knew cranberries could be the life of the party?
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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies are a delightful twist on a classic cookie, perfect for Thanksgiving. The tangy cranberries paired with zesty orange create a flavor explosion in every bite. These easy-to-make cookies are sure to become a holiday favorite.
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Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Sauce
Forget boring leftovers; these Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Sauce are the remix your Thanksgiving needs. Savory turkey, tangy cranberry, and melty cheese – all in a mini sandwich. A creative and tasty way to enjoy holiday leftovers!
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The Cranberry Martini is not just a drink; it’s a holiday statement. Tart cranberries, smooth vodka, and a touch of sophistication – perfect for toasting to the holidays, or when you need a break from Aunt Mildred’s third recount of her cat’s antics.
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Cranberry Walnut Cookies
Cranberry Walnut Cookies are what happens when cranberries decide to get nutty. Fresh cranberries and crunchy walnuts team up in a cookie that’s equal parts tart and treat. They’re ideal for cookie exchanges or as a sweet snack.
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Cranberry Fluff is the dessert that makes you wonder if it’s socially acceptable to eat it with your fingers. It’s a fluffy, tart, and sweet cloud of deliciousness, perfect for those who like a little whimsy with their feast.
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Couscous and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash
Couscous and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash is like Thanksgiving decided to go on a health kick. Fluffy couscous, tart cranberries, and spices stuffed in a squash – it’s the dish that says, “I’m fancy” without trying too hard.
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Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Cranberry Upside Down Cake is the diva of your Thanksgiving table. Bold, tart cranberries on top of sweet cake, this dish is a flip-flop of flavors. It’s a showstopper, literally.
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Cranberry Sangria is here to add some boozy cheer to your holiday spread. A mix of tart cranberries, wine, and fruit, it’s the perfect way to keep the spirits high and the family drama low. Cheers to that!
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Sous Vide Turkey Breast with Cranberry Wine Pan Sauce
Sous Vide Turkey Breast with Cranberry Wine Pan Sauce is for those who like their turkey with a side of culinary flair. Juicy turkey, crispy skin, and a tangy cranberry sauce – it’s like Thanksgiving went to culinary school.
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Cranberry Sauce is the unsung hero of Thanksgiving, the tart sidekick to your turkey. It’s simple, it’s classic, and let’s be honest, it’s the only reason some of us endure dry turkey. A spoonful of this, and all is forgiven.
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Cranberry Hootycreeks are the cookies with a name as quirky as your family’s Thanksgiving traditions. Packed with tart cranberries and sweet surprises, they’re a fun and tasty way to add some cranberry goodness to your Thanksgiving sweets.
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Cranberry Infused Vodka
Cranberry Infused Vodka because sometimes, the best way to deal with relatives is with a cranberry-flavored cocktail in hand. Use it for crafting festive cocktails or enjoying on its own. It’s tart, it’s boozy, and it’s the perfect way to add a little kick to your holiday cheer.
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