18 Easy, Can't-Miss Cranberry Recipes to Serve at Your Holiday Party

This tart winter fruit is the perfect addition to holiday cocktails, appetizers and desserts.

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Serve Up Cranberries to Holiday Guests

Everyone's crazy for cranberries during the holidays! Their sweetness complements just about everything, from classic cocktails to crowd-pleasing appetizers. Dive into these cranberry-filled recipes that are perfect for all of your holiday gatherings.

Cranberry Butter

This flavorful spread is delicious on warm, artisan breads and easy to serve when guests drop by. Plus, it's the perfect holiday hostess gift, too. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels

Indulge your inner pastry chef by whipping up these simple yet elegant pinwheels. Just a few ingredients rolled into pie crust creates a sweet treat that's a step above holiday cookies. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Margarita

This pretty cocktail is party-perfect with its gorgeous ombre color and sweet, crisp taste. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Brie Bites

This cheesy appetizer calls for four ingredients and less than 20 minutes of prep and cook time combined. Could it be any easier? Get the Recipe

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

A fresh cranberry simple syrup with hints of cinnamon give this holiday cocktail a flavorful kick. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Orange Linzer Cookies

Sweet and tart, these sandwich cookies combine two favorite seasonal flavors and are as pretty as they are tasty. Get the Recipe

Hot Cranberry Mule

Get ready for winter entertaining with this warm-and-toasty take on the traditional Moscow mule. Get the Recipe

Crostini With Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

This sweet-meets-savory appetizer is a great way to get any holiday gathering started. The textures shine with toasted bread, crunchy nuts and a creamy topping. Get the Recipe

Fruit Cocktail Garnishes

Add a festive touch to your cocktail with an orange-skin star and frozen cranberries. These garnishes look particularly pretty on (and in!) dark-hued drinks like an Old Fashioned.

Sugared Cranberries

Soaking cranberries overnight in a maple-scented simple syrup transforms them from pucker-worthy to perfectly sweet-tart. Rolling them in superfine sugar adds a satisfying crunch. Get the Recipe

Jingle Julep

The classic New Orleans cocktail gets a holiday makeover with fresh mint, rosemary and cranberry. Get the Recipe

Cranberry-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Comforting and classic, these thick cookies are sure to please holiday guests of all ages. Cranberries and orange zest add that perfect seasonal flavor. Get the Recipe

Candied Fruit Skewers

Guests on the way? Dress up store-bought bottles of champagne with tasty garnishes in minutes.
Make Them: Add assorted fresh fruits (cranberries, blueberries and raspberries) on bamboo skewers. Rinse with water, then generously sprinkle with sugar. Freeze until ready to use, then pop into a glass of bubbly.

Cranberry Bliss Dacquoise

This rich and decadent dessert has all the best flavors of the holiday season. Make the components ahead of time and assemble just before serving to really wow your guests. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Hot Toddy

This cranberry cocktail is a twist on classic mulled apple cider, perfect for warming up during the cold weather. Get the Recipe

Golden Raisin and Cranberry Chutney

Whip up this not-too-sweet cranberry relish to complement your holiday dinner entree. Get the Recipe

Holiday Sangria

This holiday spin on the traditional favorite features seasonal cranberries, green and red apples, and pears to capture the spirit of the season. Get the Recipe

Cranberry-Walnut Relish

Serve a delicious and easy-to-make cranberry walnut relish with your holiday party cheese board. Get the Recipe