12 Cranberry Recipes To Try This Thanksgiving

They're good for a lot more than just sauce (but we've got a recipe for that, too).
Cranberry cheesecake

Cranberries have a lot to offer the Thanksgiving table! From a traditional homemade sauce (obviously) to a decadent cheesecake topping and a savoury stuffing, here are just a few ideas for how to use these ruby-red berries before, during and even after the holiday.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the quickest and easiest things to make for Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is sugar and fresh cranberries. (Seriously, leave the canned stuff on the shelf this year. You won’t believe how much better homemade sauce tastes.) Get the recipe.

Homemade cranberry sauce in small white serving bowl on a set Thanksgiving table

Bushberry Pudding Cake

Drizzle whisky-butter sauce over warm raspberry and cranberry cake, top with whipped cream, and let the good times roll. Get the recipe.

a patterned square metal tin with berry pudding cakePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Pear Mulled Wine Sangria

Use an assortment of pear varietals, such as Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett in this warm drink (it boosts the Fall flavour even more). Get our pear mulled wine recipe.

Mulled wine sangria in a white potPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Sangria Cranberry Sauce

Get this sangria cranberry sauce recipe.

12 Cranberry Recipes To Try This ThanksgivingPhoto, Erik Putz. Food styling, Ashley Denton. nProp styling, Rayna Marlee Schwartz.

Cranberry-Almond Baked Brie

An elegant (and easy) way to update baked brie is by adding a simple sauce of maple syrup, nuts, citrus peel, cranberries and spices. Get this baked brie recipe.

cranberry almond baked brie in a cast-iron panPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Candied Cranberries

How pretty is this? And this sweet-tart treat is easy to make. Get this candied cranberry recipe.

Candied cranberriesPhoto, Kristen Eppich.

Classic Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce

A citrus-laced cranberry sauce is the perfect topping for this creamy cheesecake. Get the recipe.

Cranberry recipes: Classic cheesecake with cranberry saucePhoto, Erik Putz.

Cranberry Cream Cloud Pie

We guarantee this will be the most delicious way you will ever use a can of cranberry sauce. It takes on a luxurious cheesecake texture without any baking needed. Get this cranberry cloud pie recipe.

a slice of cranberry cream cloud pie, with a chocolate crumb crust and sugared cranberriesAndreas Trottmasndorff

Cranberry Butter-Tart Squares

This gooey Canadian classic—one of our most requested recipes—gets a colourful holiday spin with the addition of fresh cranberries. Get this cranberry butter tart recipe.

a red square box of christmas cookiesAndreas Trauttmansdorff

Cranberry-Ginger Cocktail

Serve up some sparkling cocktails as you put the finishing touches on dinner. Muddled cranberries, mint and lemon mixed with vodka and ginger beer make for a refreshing and festive drink. Get the recipe.

a tall glass of sparkling cocktailPhoto, Sian Richards.

Italian Polenta Stuffing

That’s right — you can bake cranberries into your side dishes, too. Get the recipe.

a dinner plate loaded with a turkey breast, italian polenta stuffing, and roasted cranberries

Cranberry-Mandarin Trifle

Our twist on classic trifle sparkles with fruit. Since it tastes better if refrigerated overnight, you only have to dollop on whipped cream before serving. Get this cranberry trifle recipe.

a glass bowl of trifle with layers of cream, mandarin slices and fruit.Photo, Andreas Trauttmansdorff.

Watch: How to make homemade cranberry sauce


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