Cranberry Recipes You Must Pin and Make This Thanksgiving

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Cranberry recipes don’t have to include opening a can of jelly. This Thanksgiving, up your cranberry game with these tasty recipes that take the bold pop of the berry and make it a star. You’ll never think of this humble Thanksgiving side the same way again. Grab a bag of cranberries, and get cooking.

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cranberry Recipes Cranberry jalapeno dip

Photo: Pinterest/Sparrows & Lily

Stun your friends and family by serving the cranberries at the beginning of the meal in this cranberry jalapeno dip from Sparrows & Lily. With a tastes of tart, sweet, and heat, this dish will satisfy just about anyone for a holiday appetizer.

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Cranberry recipes cranberry fluff salad

Photo: Pinterest/My Recipe Magic

Lauren Allen at My Recipe Magic shares a sweet treat that will make you rethink cranberries this holiday season. Unlike the maligned side from a can, this sweet and fluffy salad tastes more like a dessert that even kids will love. Try it, and you’ll think differently about cranberries.

Vanilla-Orange Candied Cranberries

Cranberry recipes vanilla orange candied cranberries

Photo: Pinterest/A Spicy Perspective

You may be calling them candyberries after you make A Spicy Perspective’s recipe for vanilla-orange candied cranberries. Coated with a sweet sugar, these cranberries lose their mouth-puckering tartness to become poppable treats that will disappear from your holiday candy dish. Adults and children alike will clamor for these sweet berries disguising themselves as candies.

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Cranberry recipes bacon roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries

Photo: Pinterest/Crunchy Creamy Sweet

You’ve heard that bacon makes everything better, and that’s true of cranberry recipes, too. Crunchy Creamy Sweet has a recipe for bacon roasted brussels sprouts with fresh cranberries that might become your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish. The roasty, savory flavor of the bacon mellows the bitterness of the brussels sprouts, while the cranberries add the perfect sweet, tart flavor needed to round out the dish.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

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Photo: Pinterest/Lemon Tree Dwelling

Instead of serving your cranberry recipes at the dinner table on Thanksgiving, why not serve them as a snack or for breakfast? Unlike other pumpkin recipes that have added cranberries, this dish from Lemon Tree Dwelling uses fresh cranberries instead of dried. You get the fullest berry flavor without the added sugar of dried cranberries, but don’t worry, the sweet icing topping on this bread will keep it sweet and moist enough even for the pickiest of eaters.