Blustery days, fallen leaves, foggy mornings, chilly nights, where-did-our-daylight-go, clear skies, rainy skies, the first good rain since May, persimmons, pumpkins, pomegranates, pecans, walnuts, and those belles of the Thanksgiving ball, garnet red cranberries. Fall is indeed here.

My father loves cranberries. At the first sign of fresh cranberries appearing in the grocery stores he buys bagfuls just so he can freeze them and enjoy them a little later on in the season when they are no longer available fresh. Cranberries are grown in boggy fields in the northern and north eastern states and Canada and are harvested in the fall. If you want whole cranberries, October November is the time to buy them fresh. Frozen they will last several months.

If you are looking for cranberry recipes to prepare over the holidays, here are are few of our favorites, as well as some delicious looking recipes from other food blogs.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving and holiday cranberry recipes?

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Cranberry recipes on Simply Recipes

Cranberry Relish
Spicy Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir
Cranberry Sauce
Apple Cranberry Currant Crumble Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie
Brandied Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast
Cranberry Nut Bread
Toasted Turkey Cranberry Arugula Sandwich
Cranberry Applesauce
Cranberry Sorbet
Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Cranberry recipes on other food blogs

Cranberry Chutney with Crystallized Ginger and Dried Cherries – by Molly of Orangette
Apple and Cranberry Cake by Bea of La Tartine Gourmande
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cake from Tartlette
Maury Rubin’s Cranberry Caramel Almond Tart posted by The Wednesday Chef and by Deb of Smitten Kitchen
Fresh Cranberry Scones from The Kitchn
Cranberry-Almond Crostada from A Mingling of Tastes
Cranberry Chutney by Alanna of Kitchen Parade

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  • Pille

    I love a simple cranberry juice drink, made with cranberries I’ve picked myself. Nigella Lawson’s upside down cranberry pie is also delicious – I blogged about it ages ago, so I think it’s time to revisit the recipe soon. Cranberry relishes & chutneys aren’t very popular here in Estonia, we use them more in baking. Lingonberries, however, are a popular addition to various meat dishes.

  • Jerry

    These recipes look fantastic! Especially the cranberry stuffed pork roast.

    My wife makes a mean cranberry sauce, probably the best I’ve ever tasted, with fennel and orange. It’s one of the stars of our holiday table, though I usually ask her to make it with frozen berries at least once during the warmer months of the year as well.

  • scotte

    I just did a very similiar post last night on my blog…”what do you do with cranberries?” I’m sure I’ll get several responses along the lines of “open a can.”

    My favorite cranberry dish would be my Drunken Cranberries. A little booze, cranberries, pear/pineapple, citrus juices…all comes together really well and people love it!

  • Janna

    My Dad always makes a fresh cranberry relish, throwing in a whole orange with peel, LOADS of sugar AND honey, and processing it all through a meat grinder! (The meat grinder never sees meat, by the way.)

    This year I can’t wait to try the Cranberry Almond Tarts that Deb posted recently at Smitten Kitchen.

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