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Cranberries might not be the first berry to come to mind when thinking about fruity desserts but they do offer a unique and distinctive tart yet sweet flavor which complements many kinds of desserts. Whether you want to make bars, crumbles, scones, or even a galette, there are some scrumptious cranberry dessert recipes for you to choose from. Fresh cranberries are great but frozen ones are also useful if they’re not in season when your cranberry craving hits!

Rustic Cranberry Galette

A rustic galette with cranberry and raspberry.
Rustic Cranberry Galette. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

A warm golden brown cranberry galette is ideal for any occasion, from Christmas or Thanksgiving to a special event like someone’s birthday. Cranberries offer a bold, tart taste and this cranberry raspberry galette also boasts orange, cream, cranberries and raspberries for a wonderful result. You can use fresh or frozen berries and any type of pie crust you prefer.
Get the Recipe: Rustic Cranberry Galette

Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Starbucks cranberry bliss bars are a festive favourite. This easy cranberry bar is a copycat recipe from Starbucks boasting vanilla, white chocolate, cranberries, orange, and more. Homemade bliss bars are easy to make and offer the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavours. Just like you would find in your favourite coffee shop, these are a chewy blondie with cream cheese frosting that is a hit of the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

Sparkling Frosted Cranberry Cookies

cranberry cookies frosted with icing and topped with cranberry.
Sparkling Frosted Cranberry Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella

The sparkling garnish on top is an easy way to dress up desserts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These sparkling frosted cranberry cookies pair the sugared cranberries with homemade cookies plus a simple buttercream to make festive treats in the true spirit of holiday cheer.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

White chocolate cranberry scones on a tray.
White Chocolate Cranberry Scones. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

You are going to love these white chocolate cranberry scones. They are my go to easy scone recipe because they combine two of my favourite things! If you’re looking for a sweet and indulgent treat to enjoy during a lazy weekend morning or to bring to a holiday brunch, this is the best scone recipe.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

Christmas party cupcakes with white chocolate cranberry dessert.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Moist vanilla cupcakes are filled with a cranberry filling and then topped with white chocolate buttercream and sparkling sugar cranberries.
Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle. Photo credit: xoxoBella

Cranberry orange biscotti are always good but especially during the festive period when cranberries and warm citrus flavours come into their own. Biscotti are famed for being a dry cookie that you dip into hot drinks. Just the kind of snack you want during the holidays!
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

Cranberry & Pistachio White Chocolate Bark

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark.
Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Cranberry and pistachio white chocolate bark is so festive and it’s perfect for Christmas! It’s like almond bark but with pistachios rather than almonds. This easy holiday treat recipe is so simple to make and if you are like me, a fan of white chocolate, cranberry and pistachio, you’ll love it! This Christmas bark with pistachios and cranberries is perfect for cookie swaps, school parties and any holiday event.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry & Pistachio White Chocolate Bark

Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies

Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

My mom loves holiday baking and this is a recipe for cranberry lemon pistachio cookies that she has been making for many years. They are almost too pretty to eat. The tart lemon taste of the icing has to be my favourite part of these colourful Christmas cookies. Because they’re so good, making these cranberry pistachio wreath cookies is a tradition I’m only too happy to continue!
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies

Cranberry Lime Pie

A cranberry lime pie with sugared cranberries on top.
Cranberry Lime Pie. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Cranberry and lime make for such a tasty combination. Make this pie to add color and vareity to your Thanksgiving dessert menu. It is the ideal blend of tart and sweet.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Lime Pie

Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

Cranberry Pistachio Fudge. Photo credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes.

With only 4 ingredients, this is the easiest white fudge, made in the microwave or the stovetop! It is a simple recipe that comes together quickly and lasts for weeks. It travels well, is great for gift-giving, and is a crowd-pleaser.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake. Photo credit: Waiting For Blancmange.

No bake cranberry cheesecake recipe. This cheesecake is a silky smooth and creamy vanilla filling on top of a gingersnap cookie crust and topped with a quick homemade cranberry sauce. Added sugar coated cranberries for decoration.
Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cranberry Pie

No-Bake Cranberry Pie. Photo credit: Semi Homemade Kitchen.

Creamy, tart, and utterly delicious, our No-Bake Cranberry Pie is the perfect holiday treat. With a luscious cream cheese filling, tangy cranberry sauce, and a buttery graham cracker crust, it’s a slice of festive delight you won’t want to miss.
Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cranberry Pie

Easy Christmas Cranberry Bundt Cake With Sour Cream

Easy Christmas Cranberry Bundt Cake With Sour Cream. Photo credit: Sabrina Currie.

Tender and moist, tart and sweet, this easy Christmas cranberry bundt cake with sour cream is my very favorite Christmas cake. With just 12 minutes of prep time and a few basic pantry ingredients, you’ll have this delicious holiday cake finished, and topped with the simple glaze, in no time.
Get the Recipe: Easy Christmas Cranberry Bundt Cake With Sour Cream

Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry Orange Cake. Photo credit: Modern Honey.

Cranberry Orange Cake. A moist orange zest cake with fresh cranberries with a sweet cream cheese orange frosting. A sweet yet tart holiday cake.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Cake

The Best Cranberry Orange Bread

The Best Cranberry Orange Bread. Photo credit: Spatula Desserts.

Moist & delicious Cranberry Orange Bread with Orange glaze and a wonderful festive decoration is the ultimate holiday favorite! With aromatic orange zest and tart cranberries that can be the perfect easy breakfast or dessert during the holidays.
Get the Recipe: The Best Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Pecan Muffins Recipe

Cranberry Pecan Muffins Recipe. Photo credit: Easy Dessert Recipes.

Easily prepare the perfect Cranberry Pecan Muffins from scratch using fresh ingredients, such as flour, cranberries, and orange juice. These muffins are great to have at any time of the day.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Muffins Recipe

Cranberry Meyer Lemon Pie

A creamy cranberry lemon pie with sugared cranberries on top.
Cranberry Meyer Lemon Pie. Photo credit: Coley Cooks.

This festive pie has the best flavor. The combination of meyer lemon and cranberry makes for a creamy and tart treat that everyone will want to save room for a slice of.
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Cranberry Orange Cake

Cranberry Orange Cake. Photo credit: Flavor-Feed.

The Cranberry Orange Cake is baked in a loaf pan and is hands down one of the most delicious and festive cakes you can make for the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Cake

Apple Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

Apple Cranberry Cobbler Recipe. Photo credit: Amandas Cookin.

This cranberry apple cobbler topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. This recipe is asy to make, you can turn an ordinary cake mix into this extraordinary cranberry apple cobbler dessert.
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Frosted Cranberry Cookies

Frosted Cranberry Cookies.
Frosted Cranberry Cookies. Photo credit: The Novice Chef Blog.

These frosted cranberry cookies start with a gloriously soft cranberry shortbread cookie that is topped with a sweet vanilla icing and sugared cranberries. Also called cranberry meltaway cookies, they are so soft they almost melt in your mouth!
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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. Photo credit: The Cookie Rookie.

These soft-baked White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies have the perfect chewy texture and sweet flavor. All you need is a cookie mix, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and a couple of other basic ingredients to bake these deliciously easy cookies!
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Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie

Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie. Photo credit: Whisking Wolf.

Kickstart the holidays with this Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie recipe. Spiced apples and tart cranberries mingle with oat streusel and a flaky buttermilk crust for a sweet slice of heaven. Serve it for breakfast or your Thanksgiving buffet, just be sure it’s served with a melty scoop of ice cream.
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Cranberry Custard Pie

Cranberry Custard Pie. Photo credit: Whisking Wolf.

Move cranberries from your side dish to your dessert table this holiday season with a Cranberry Custard Pie. Smooth, creamy custard and fresh cranberries pair with a flaky butter crust in the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Custard Pie

Cranberry Caramel Bars Recipe

Cranberry Caramel Bars Recipe. Photo credit: Amandas Cookin.

Chewy oats, sweet gooey caramel, tart cranberries, and salty pecans come together in these perfectly delicious Cranberry Caramel Bars. Take this colorful dessert bar to your next potluck or just share them with friends this fall.
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Cranberry Curd Tart Recipe

Cranberry Curd Tart Recipe. Photo credit: Foxes Love Lemons.

Cranberry Curd Tart will make a striking addition to your holiday dessert table. Made with fresh cranberries, orange juice and a graham cracker crust. Can easily be made gluten free with an almond or hazelnut crust.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Curd Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp. Photo credit: If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen.

Apple cranberry crisp is an easy dessert to serve during the holidays. Tart cranberries complement crisp apples and a buttery crisp topping.
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Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe. Photo credit: Flavor The Moments.

This Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe is complete with a buttery, flaky lattice pie crust and tart sweet apple cranberry filling. It’s a festive holiday dessert that can be made entirely in advance.
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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp. Photo credit: Plant Based On A Budget.

It is a great twist on the classic apple crisp dessert and the perfect homestyle comfort food that’s good for the soul, especially on a cold fall day.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp

Cranberry Gingersnap Tart

Cranberry Gingersnap Tart. Photo credit: Girl Versus Dough.

This stunning cranberry gingersnap tart is the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table! A sweetly spiced gingersnap crust is filled with a fresh cranberry-orange curd to create a special dessert that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Gingersnap Tart

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake. Photo credit: This Silly Girls Kitchen.

The holidays are fast approaching, and you can’t go without having this deliciously easy Cranberry Coffee Cake. Tender, crunchy, and just the perfect amount of flavor.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Coffee Cake

3 Ingredient White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

3 Ingredient White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge. Photo credit: Flavour Streat.

This delicious white chocolate cranberry fudge is an easy gluten free treat to put together quickly with just 4 ingredients. All you need is a bowl, microwave, spatula and a 9 inch square pan.
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Easy Cranberry Fluff Salad

Easy Cranberry Fluff Salad. Photo credit: Homemade Interest.

This Cranberry Fluff Salad, otherwise known as cream cranberry salad, is a delicious combination of fresh cranberries, red grapes, pineapple, marshmallows, and pecans all tossed together in a creamy whipped topping.
Get the Recipe: Easy Cranberry Fluff Salad

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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