Cranberry Desserts

With their deep red color, tart, tangy cranberries make a pretty and festive dessert for Thanksgiving. Try them in a fluffy cranberry mousse, sorbet, fruit tart, or any of our other delicious cranberry dessert recipes to complement your Thanksgiving menu.

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9 Cranberry Desserts to Try Now

Cranberries aren't just for sauce. This holiday season, try one of these 9 mouthwatering desserts that exhibit the versatility of cranberries.

Cranberry Desserts, Sides -- even Chili -- to Make Right Now!

Cranberries add such a vivid pop of flavor to so many dishes, it's a shame to banish them to the Thanksgiving table just once a year in the form of cranberry sauce. Hey, wouldn't you love to put this gorgeous Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake in the photo on your table tonight? Bright and cheerful, cranberries are harvested from mid-September through mid-November and are only available fresh in stores now through mid December -- which makes me wish I had another freezer so I could fill it with cranberries for the rest of the year.

Holiday Fruit Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

A tart-sweet mixture of cranberries and golden raisins fills a buttery pastry.

Double-Cherry Streusel Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Make these fruit bars any time of the year with dried tart cherries and cherry preserves.

Cranberry-Cherry Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry Cheesecake Tarts

Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Pear and Cranberry Tart

The Food Channel

This rustic, easy-to-make tart will make a welcome addition to your holiday dessert table.

Total: 50 mins

Bran Cranberry Crown


Brandy- and cranberry-spiked baked pudding makes festive holiday fare.

Total: 2 hrs 40 mins

Lattice-Top Cranberry Relish Pie

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 50 mins

Cranberry Tarts

Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberries glisten like edible jewels in these sweet and tart Christmas desserts.

Cranberry Crumb Cake

Family Circle

Gingery Cranberry-Pear Tartlets

Fine Cooking Magazine

Crystallized ginger accents this filling with sweet pears and tart cranberries.

Cranberry-Apricot Tart

Family Circle

For this holiday dessert, dried apricot puree is spread over a tart shell, topped with a fresh cranberry filling and pastry stars, and baked until the pastry is golden and the filling bubbly.

Total: 1 hr
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