20 Sweet and Savory Cranberry Recipes Perfect for the Holidays
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20 Sweet and Savory Cranberry Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

Cranberries and the holidays go hand in hand. Apart from the super fruit’s amazing health benefits, they just taste so darn good. Whether it’s a chipotle white ale cranberry sauce you drizzle over everything on Thanksgiving or a double cranberry dark chocolate chunk cookie you bite into on Christmas, cranberry *anything* is everything you’ll need during the holidays. Here are 20 sweet and savory cranberry recipes everyone needs to get their hands on during the holidays.

1. Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini: Think outside the box for these little toasts. Mix cranberries, rosemary, sugar and balsamic vinegar together, then roast. Slather brie on top of crostinis, then add the sticky sweet spread and voila. (via NeighborFood)

2. Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken: Sweet and tangy never came together so well until this cranberry chicken recipe. Plus, you only need three ingredients to achieve this delicious meal. (via Creme de la Crumb)

3. Apple and Cranberry Pie: Both favorite fruits of the season, apples and cranberries combine perfectly to create the filling of this yummy holiday treat. (via Bake Then Eat)

4. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash With Cranberries and Feta: Look no further than this savory side that packs a flavorful punch. Plus, the honey adds just the perfect amount of sweet to a delightfully rich dish. (via Peas and Crayons)

5. Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs: Satisfy hungry family and friends with the juiciest meatballs they’ll ever taste. Apple-infused meatballs covered in tart cranberry sauce… mmm. (via Well Plated by Eric)

6. Brown Butter-Cranberry Ice Cream With Candied Pecans: Indulge in all the flavors of the holidays with cinnamon candied pecans and brown butter ice cream with a cranberry swirl. (via Tutti Dolci)

7. Chipotle White Ale Cranberry Sauce: Prep for the holidays with this smokey, spicy cranberry sauce with a dash of beer. (via The Beeroness)

8. Cranberry Apple Sauce: Whether you eat it as a side to turkey or warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, cranberry apple sauce is a holiday staple that’s here to stay. (via Seek Satiation)

9. Cranberry Bliss Cookies: White chocolate, dried cranberries and cream cheese frosting come together to create this blissful dessert. (via Gimme Some Oven)

10. Cranberry Brie Mini Pies: What do you get when you bake brie, cranberries and pecans? Warm, gooey deliciousness. (via Something Swanky)

11. Cranberry Chutney: It’s not a real American Thanksgiving without some cranberry chutney. And a delicious one at that. (via Alaska from Scratch)

12. Cranberry Ginger Holiday Cocktail: Celebrate fall and all its marvelous flavors with a yummy cranberry ginger cocktail. (via My Food Story)

13. Cranberry Vanilla Chia Jam: Orange juice, cranberries, chia seeds and vanilla come together in this delightful jam. (via Liv Life Too)

14. Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Bark: You won’t be able to resist a piece of this dark chocolatey, cranberry goodness. (via A Clean Bake)

15. Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Chocolate chunk cookies are good all year round. Cranberries add just the perfect amount of tart to make this an autumn favorite. (via Bakerita)

16. Homemade Spiced Sugared Cranberries: These beautifully sugared cranberries might just be too pretty to eat. But don’t let that stop you. (via Cookie Monster Cooking)

17. Mini Pear and Cranberry Pies With Brown Butter Glaze: If you’re not ready to commit to a full-on pie, try baking up these li’l cuties. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

18. Smoked Cheddar and Cranberry Dip: Smokey cheddar meets sweet cranberries — easy to make and absolutely delicious. Kick it up with as many jalapeños as you’d like, for an extra bit of flair. (via Chase That I Love)

19. Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs (Slow Cooker): Here’s a recipe for when you’re looking for juicy meatballs with a spicy kick. (via Carlsbad Cravings)

20. Wheat Thyme Scones With Camembert Cranberry Compote: Join in the holiday cheer with a killer cranberry compote and Camembert pairing. (via Cravings in Amsterdam)

What’s your favorite cranberry dish? Let us know how you’ll be indulging this holiday season.