6 Unique Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy Play Party Pin (recipe featured below) 

Move over pumpkin. There’s a second seasonal flavor that we simply adore. It’s cranberry! This fall fruit mixes well with everything from apples and pumpkin, to citrus and herbs. It’s no wonder cranberries often get featured in more than just bowls of relish and stuffing on the Thanksgiving table. Here are six cranberry recipes for Thanksgiving to consider as you plan your holiday menu.

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

This year, serve cranberries as an appetizer. This sweet and spicy dip is a zesty addition to the usual spread of veggie trays and cheese balls. Best yet, this simple recipe from Life With the Crust Cut Off uses just three ingredients, plus crackers or pretzels of your choice for dipping. This is the perfect last-minute dip to toss together.

Crockpot Cranberry Cider

In addition to coffee and cocoa, serve up a sweet drink featuring cranberries. This simple recipe from Kleinworth & Co. features fragrant cinnamon and cloves, and a splash of rum for the adults at the party. Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it warm up. A steamy ladle full is always ready for the next guest.

Cranberry Millionaire Salad

When you need something colorful and sweet to add to your array of Thanksgiving side dishes, don’t pass up this fruit salad studded with pineapple, coconut, marshmallows, and pecans from Spend With Pennies. This salad is light, fluffy, and a refreshing complement to turkey or ham.

Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Pecans

Looking for a way to jazz up some greens for the dinner table? Add cranberries, of course! This combo of Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and Gorgonzola cheese from Rachel Schultz feels incredibly gourmet and special for a Thanksgiving dinner party.

Cranberry Orange Bread

In addition to the usual dinner rolls, try making a flavorful sweet bread. Cranberries and orange mix together well in this recipe from Play. Party. Pin.. Or, consider making this recipe into mini loaves and sending them home with party guests as home-baked Thanksgiving favors. How sweet!

Soft-Baked White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Have you ever thought of adding cranberries to dessert on Thanksgiving? These cookies are sure to get gobbled up by the kiddos who refuse to touch pumpkin pie. The combination of sweet white chocolate and tangy dried cranberries from Sally’s Baking Addiction is simply perfection!

Are you deep into Thanksgiving party planning? Don’t forget to grab some festive tea towels for the kitchen or a decorative table runner for the dinner. Current Catalog’s Thanksgiving Kitchen online gallery is sure to inspire. Shop today!