Best cranberry recipes
Make the most of this tart berry with our best ever recipes. Try making classic cranberry sauce, sweet bakes and savoury winter mains
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When are cranberries in season?
UK cranberry season begins in October and ends in December.
Easy cranberry recipes
Cranberry and almond muffins
Packed full of seasonal produce, these cranberry and almond muffins are guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. The perfect mix of sweet and sour, they make a great on-the-go breakfast.
Cranberry and pistachio sandwich cookies
Use cranberries, pistachios and other festive ingredients to make these impressive cookies from Edd Kimber. You can even turn them into cookie sandwiches with a decadent pistachio buttercream!
Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs
Try these crispy turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs for an easy festive canapé. This recipe makes 15 and can be made well in advance, meaning you'll be ready for all those Christmas parties.
White chocolate cranberry cheesecake blondies
Add a pop of colour and fruity flavour to your classic blondies with our easy recipe. These sweet treats have an indulgent cheesecake swirl running through them, they're great for sharing.
Boozy cranberry sauce
Made with red wine and port, this tangy and indulgent cranberry sauce makes a perfect accompaniment to your Christmas turkey or goose.
Ginger and cranberry steamed pudding
Looking to jazz up your Christmas pudding? Check out this indulgent steamed pudding recipe with seasonal cranberries and fiery ginger.
Camembert and cranberry pithivier
Our camembert and cranberry pithivier is quick, easy and makes for an impressive starter dish. Cut this open at the table for maximum "oohs" and "aahs".
Cinnamon-spiced pecan and cranberry duff
This recipe is a New England take on the traditional British upside-down cake. It's often made with the north-east’s famous apples, but here cranberries and pecans provide a sharp, crunchy counterpoint to the rich, buttery batter. Serve warm with ice cream, or at room temperature with a cup of tea.
Goat’s cheese, sunflower seed and cranberry salad
Check out this gluten free goat's cheese salad with candied sunflower seeds and cranberries, it makes for a quick and easy veggie side dish.
Coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls
Try our vegan coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls. They're a really healthy pre-workout snack.
Christmas morning cranberry butter
This cranberry butter is a delicious topping for waffles or pancakes on Christmas morning and beyond.
Gem squash with cranberry and chestnut stuffing
This recipe for gem squash with cranberry and chestnut stuffing is easy, healthy and vegetarian.
Roast duck with cranberry and sour cherry sauce
This is a great entertaining dish, it looks and tastes impressive, but is surprisingly easy to make. Use fresh cranberries if they're in season, and make double of the sauce to use with other meat.
Cranberry and ginger tiffin
Make this simple, indulgent tiffin to treat someone for a festive gift. You can swap the white chocolate for dark or milk – go for the recipient’s favourite. The cranberry and ginger flavours really lift the buttery biscuit. Ready in only 30 minutes.
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