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25+ Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Holiday Desserts

Make the most of the holiday season by trying some of these cranberry dessert recipes!

They are perfect for an after dinner treat.

Cranberry Dessert Recipes Even Cranberry Haters Will Love

Below we’ve rounded up 25+ yummy cranberry dessert recipes.

To view the full instructions for any of these cranberry dessert recipes, please follow the link below the picture.

1. Cranberry Orange Scones

These Cranberry Orange Scones are the best fall scones you’ll ever have! This recipe yields tender, flaky, and ultra-moist scones.

Orange juice and orange zest add loads of flavor.

Each bite is speckled with tart fresh cranberries. Serve these scones for breakfast with a warm cup of coffee.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Scones


2. Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

This sweet, moist coffee cake is bejeweled with fresh cranberries and topped with crunchy slivered almonds.

The perfect breakfast cake!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake


3. Cranberry Palmiers

Cranberry Palmiers are an elegant cookie made with puff pastry and a cranberry sauce.

It will make a nice addition to your dessert table!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Palmiers


4. Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

This sweet and tangy homemade Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is so much better than canned, incredibly easy, stress-free and make ahead!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Pineapple Cranberry Sauce


5. Sugared Cranberries

This Sugared Cranberry Recipe is so super simple, requiring just 2 ingredients.

You will find them both tangy and sweet, perfect for snacking or garnishing your holiday treats.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Sugared Cranberries


6. Cranberry Shortbread Bars

You are going to love how easy these Gluten Free Cranberry Shortbread Bars are to make!

Sweet and tart at the same time, these bars are just bursting with holiday flavors!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Shortbread Bars


7. Simple Orange Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

Mildly sweet, beautifully festive, and bursting with the fresh flavor of citrus.

Simple Orange Cranberry Pistachio Fudge is a wonderful addition to your Holiday table.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Simple Orange Cranberry Pistachio Fudge


8. Cranberry Orange Cookies

These Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with flavor!

They’re loaded with cinnamon, orange zest, fresh tart cranberries, and chewy dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Cookies


9. Cranberry Brownies

Cranberry brownies with chocolate-orange drizzle are rich and soft brownies with a silky chocolate drizzle that’s pure decadence with a touch of holiday spirit!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Brownies


10. White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis

White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis are a new way to eat an old favorite.

The cream cheese filling with sweet Craisins and white chocolate chips in a crispy cannoli shell sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

It’s unique and elegant with that snowy powdered sugar on top. Who could say no?

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: White Chocolate Cranberry Cannolis


11. Orange-Cranberry Cake

This Orange-Cranberry Cake is sweet, flavorful and the perfect treat to please your friends.

Orange-Cranberry Cake is a flavorful, sweet cake that is simply delicious no matter what time of day.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Orange-Cranberry Cake


12. Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels

Welcome your guests with this delicious take on dessert pinwheels filled with cranberries and nuts.

Pie dough wrapped around a rich cranberry & walnut filling.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels


13. Cranberry Orange Custard Pie

Cranberry Orange Custard Pie is a festive and unique dessert recipe to add to your holiday menu.

A flaky pie crust is filled with silky sweet custard laced with orange zest and tart cranberries for a special treat you won’t forget!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Custard Pie


14. Mini Cider Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies

These Mini Cider Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies are so perfect for fall — you can make them in pre-made tart shells for an easy holiday dessert that will impress your guests!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Mini Cider Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies


15. Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls

Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect holiday brunch or make-ahead breakfast.

Each Soft, homemade roll is flavored with orange blossom water and filled with sweet cranberry filling.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls


16. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling brings a little va-va-voom to the traditional dessert table ~ this vibrant pie going to be everybody’s holiday favorite!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Gingersnap Pie


17. Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles are super cute and festive no-bake dessert!

They look like little snowballs and when you take a bite, you’ll realize it’s seriously tasty stuff!!!

This is the tastiest Christmas dessert recipe ever!!!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles


18. Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake is packed with fresh cranberries, pecans, and brown sugar streusel, then topped with a creamy vanilla glaze.

Make this coffee cake recipe for breakfast or dessert….either way, it’s perfect for the holidays!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake


19. Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

Thinking about Christmas recipes?

Then you should think about tasty pound cake with cranberries and white chocolate and a beautiful white glaze.

You simply have to try this heavenly Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake


20. Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars – a homemade version of the popular Starbucks treat!

These taste just like the original, and are easy to make right at home!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Bliss Bars


21. Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes

Leftover cranberry sauce is swirled into this mini cheesecake recipe.

The most delicious way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes


22. Vanilla Cranberry Sugar Muffins

These Vanilla Cranberry Sugar Muffins store great for the week in an airtight container at room temperature.

They make such an easy grab and go breakfast or snack.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Vanilla Cranberry Sugar Muffins


23. Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars

These Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars are made with fresh cranberries, oatmeal, and pecans for an easy sweet little bite or main dessert for any holiday occasion.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars


24. Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

The pumpkin and cranberries might sound weird, but trust me, once you try them you will be hooked.

The orange glaze on top acts like the cookies wingman by rounding out the flavors and make them pop.

It is like a Christmas party in your mouth.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies


25. Cranberry Crumb Bars

These Paleo Cranberry Crumb Bars use leftover cranberry sauce to make an irresistible gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan dessert.

The crumb mixture doubles as the crust and crumb topping.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Crumb Bars


26. Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

Golden and finely crumbed, bursting with citrus and jeweled cranberries, this cranberry orange bundt cake is meant for the holiday season.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake


27. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, crumbly shortbread cookies get a red and green Christmas makeover with the addition of cranberry and pistachio-the perfect holiday dessert recipe!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies


28. Cranberry White Chocolate Bars

Do you love Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars?

This recipe is for you! Soft blondies, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. Wait until you see what’s in the frosting!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry White Chocolate Bars


29. Cranberry Orange Trifle

Vanilla cake, vanilla pudding, oranges and cranberry sauce layered together for the perfect holiday dessert — this Cranberry Orange Trifle is great for potlucks!

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Cranberry Orange Trifle


30. Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apples and cranberries combine with spices and a crispy topping for a deliciously easy dessert recipe!

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream to sweeten the deal even more! This recipe can easily be made gluten-free.

30 Cranberry Dessert Recipes: Apple Cranberry Crisp


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