This is the supersimple, make-ahead, uncooked cranberry-orange relish that Anthony Bourdain serves at Thanksgiving.
This fall cocktail is made with homemade cranberry-anise bitters.
Brown Sugar-Cranberry Tart
The sweet-and-tart berries in the creamy custard pop when you take a bite.
Cranberry, Ginger and Orange Chutney
This chunky cranberry chutney is super-fresh-tasting because the cranberries are simmered briefly and the orange sections are added near the end of cooking.
Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Fuji Apple
Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Because brussels sprouts are slightly bitter, Michael Nischan likes to pair them with something sweet: dried cranberries that have been plumped in off-dry Riesling. “I don’t like to overdress vegetables,” he explains. “It takes just one counterpoint to bring the sprouts to a place where people say, ‘This is really good.’”
Cranberry-Glazed Pumpkin Pie
This pie has a super-simple crust made with store-bought gingersnaps and ground walnuts, a silky pumpkin filling and a cranberry compote topping with more crunchy walnuts.
Shawn McClain says cranberries and quince need a bit of sweetness to taste their best, so he combines them with apples, raisins and sugar, as well as cider vinegar and spices, to make a tangy chutney.
Cranberry Apple Raisin Crisp
We like to serve this homey dessert warm with vanilla ice cream. If you prefer it straight, reduce the amount of ground cloves to one-eighth teaspoon, or the flavor may be overwhelming. Be sure your baking dish is at least two inches deep so the sweet juices don’t bubble over the edge and burn onto your oven floor. If the crisp comes to the top of the dish, put a baking sheet under it.
“It’s so easy to make your own cranberry sauce, why wouldn’t you?” Barbara Lynch says of this bitter-tart conserve, which she also jars and gives as a gift. She suggests adjusting the recipe to taste by varying the amount of cranberries, grapefruit and sugar.
Cranberry Streusel Cake
Cranberries usually appear on the holiday table as a condiment, but here they flavor a delicious cake, topped with a crumbly, buttery oat streusel.
Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Gary Vaynerchuk prefers “real cranberry sauce” with chunks of whole fruit over the smooth canned-and-jellied kind.
Satsuma Orange and Dried-Cranberry Chutney
Pear-Cranberry Hand Pies
These flaky little pies may be the ultimate grab-and-go dessert.
Candied Cranberry Sauce
Cooked with less water and in a wide skillet, tart cranberries get candied in the sugar syrup and remain almost whole.
Corn Cakes and Spiced Cranberries
Cranberry and Orange Pavlovas
Pastry chef Wendy Boys unconventionally flavors this dessert with vanilla and fresh oranges, and then—in another break from tradition—tops it with cranberries and mint.
Cranberry, Clementine and Pumpkin Seed Conserve
Cranberries only need to be cooked for a few minutes before they burst and form a sauce.
Frozen Maple-Mousse Pie with Candied Cranberries
This delicious frozen pie is topped with slow-simmered cranberries.
Brown Butter-Cranberry Tart
This is a terrific cross between a tart and a cake; it has a crisp, delicate crust as well as a cakey filling made with nutty browned butter and vanilla bean. Pastry chef Katherine Thompson serves it all year-round with different toppings, but for the holidays, she loves to pile on fresh cranberries.