The Best Cranberry Dessert Recipes You'll Ever Make

Julie R. Thomson

Cranberries represent the holiday season better than any other fruit. No Thanksgiving feast would be complete without the requisite cranberry sauce. And they’re pretty much the best part of any Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But cranberries can do more than accompany turkey — their unique tart flavor and ruby red color turn any standard dessert into a stunning one.

Simply simmered with sugar and water, cranberries make a beautiful topping on top of cakes. You can also bake them into pies, tarts, cakes and cobblers ― you basically can’t go wrong, and we’ve got the recipes to prove it.

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

(Pastry Affair)

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Mascarpone And Cranberry Tart With Pecan Crust

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry Swirl Bread

(The Stiers Aesthetic)

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Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry, Ginger And Satsuma Clafoutis

(Hummingbird High)

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Apple Cranberry Pie

(Sallys Baking Addiction)

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Crisp

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry Chocolate Cake

(Pure Vegetarian)

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Cranberry, Caramel And Hazelnut Tart

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

(Averie Cooks)

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Sugared Cranberries

(Pint Sized Baker)

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White Chocolate Cranberry Layer Cake

(Pineapple And Coconut)

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Cranberry Ginger Pie

(Brown Eyed Baker)

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Cranberry White Chocolate Pistachio Bark

(Sprinkle Some Sugar)

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Cranberry Blueberry Pie

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry Vanilla Bean Cake

(Pass The Sushi)

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Cranberry Walnut Crumb Cake

(Domestic Rebel)

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Cranberry Pear Pie

(Completely Delicious)

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Cranberry Pound Cake

(Brown Eyed Baker)

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Glazed Cranberry Orange Bread

(Sprinkle Some Sugar)

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Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake

(Brown Eyed Baker)

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Sour Cranberry Pie

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Cranberry-Pecan Pound Cake With Praline Frosting

(Brown Eyed Baker)

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Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets

(Annies Eats)

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Cranberry Shortbread Cake

(Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine)

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Fresh Cranberry Bars

(The View From Great Island)

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.