They’re not just for Thanksgiving. 

F&W Editors
October 14, 2016

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple, but it’s not the only great way to use the delicious red fruit. Here, nine excellent ways to use cranberries this season.

1. Cranberry Panna Cotta 

Use buttermilk instead of cream for a healthier version of this easy, five-ingredient dessert.

2. Cranberry-Spice Cocktail 

Hard cider and Aperol complement cranberries in this fun cocktail.

3. Cranberry-Glazed Pumpkin Pie

Store-bought gingersnaps make quick work of the crust for this festive pie.

4. Brown Butter-Cranberry Tart 

Pastry chef Katherine Thompson’s holiday desert is a terrific cross between a tart and cake.

5. Cranberry and Orange Pavlovas 

This Pavlova features whipped cream on top of the crisp meringue shell, which tastes a lot like a Creamsicle.

6. Cranberry-Almond Flour Bread

Can’t decide between savory or sweet? This quick bread could go either direction depending on what you spread on it: mild cheese, jam or honey are just a few options. Plus, it's equally delicious on its own.

7. Cranberry-Pecan Bread Pudding with Bacon 

A good loaf of cranberry-nut bread from a bakery has so much flavor that there's no need to trick it up with lots of ingredients. As the pudding bakes, the bread becomes almost custardlike, with a crispy brown top.

8. Double Cranberry Muffins 

With tart colorful cranberries both inside and atop these muffins, they are the perfect morning treat for cranberry fans.

9. Big White Chocolate, Almond and Cranberry Cookies

Almond flour and toasted almonds give these crispy, chewy cookies doubly nutty flavor.

10. Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples

Perfect for fall, this strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves.

11. Cranberry-Chia Seed Scones 

The cranberries give these scones such a bright pop of color and flavor.