Tangy and Tasty Fresh Cranberry Recipes

vegan cranberry-carrot cake

Packed with nutrients, cranberries give fall dishes bursts of their distinctive tart flavor and are full of antioxidants. Harvested between September and December, that’s the time to take full advantage of them in fresh form. Here are a few fall favorites that really pack them in. For more information, go to our post on cranberries. Our vegan Cranberry-Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting is festive and luscious, but with a minimum of fat and a plethora of fresh fruit (and a vegetable!) in the batter, not the least bit guilt-inducing. It’s a nice alternative to pumpkin pie for a vegan Thanksgiving dinner and wonderful for Christmas as well. 
Apple Cranberry PIe

“Easy as pie” surely does fit this 6-ingredient Apple-Cranberry Pie — a luscious combination of sweet apples and tart cranberries, If you love the tang of healthy cranberries, you’ll love this pie. x

Orange-cranberry muffins

In Orange-Cranberry Muffins or Mini-Loaves, the pairing of citrus and cranberries makes for a lively flavor combination. A delicious choice for weekend brunches as well as the winter holiday season.

Cranberry Kale Salad

Cranberries, walnuts, orange, all mixed together … it’s like the holidays in a bowl! Cranberry-Kale Salad makes a moderate amount as everyday fare, so if you’d like a larger portion to serve at holiday meals, the recipe doubles or triples easily.

Apple Cranberry Chutney

Starting from this Cranberry-Apple Chutney, here are three different cranberry sauces to choose from. If your only experience with cranberries has been in sweet, jelled sauces, this spicy chutney will provide a welcome change of pace for your grown-up palate! It’s a great choice for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.

Cranberry-orange sauce recipe

Leslie Cerier’s Cranberry-Orange Sauce is a sweet-tart combo that will enliven your next Thanksgiving feast.

Fresh raw cranberry apple relish

Antioxidant and nutrient-dense cranberries have so much going for them. Why not enjoy these tart treats raw? This easy Raw Cranberry-Apple Relish can be made in minutes and can be enjoyed on special occasions (holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, when cranberry sauce is a staple) or for everyday meals.

Cranberry Orange Spritzer from Oh My Veggies

Another cranberry-orange combo, this time it’s a festive non-alcoholic drink for the holidays. Courtesy of Oh My Veggies, this Cranberry-Orange Spritzer is made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and sparkling water.

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One comment on “Tangy and Tasty Fresh Cranberry Recipes

  1. Alan @ Tower Deli

    Wow, every single recipe really looks so good! That apple cranberry pie is definitely one I will try first. I know my family will love this. Thank you so much for sharing and please keep on posting such useful blogs!

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