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For a dessert that’s not too sweet, give one of our cranberry recipes a try. Naturally tart, you can adjust the amount of sugar to make dessert just right!

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Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (15 Votes)
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake 1 Picture
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Preparation time 60
Cooking time 220

  • For the crust:
  • 18 whole graham crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • For the filling:
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped, plus shaved chocolate for topping
  • 4 8 -ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the compote:
  • 1 1 -pound bag cranberries (thawed and drained if frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

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1. Make the crust: Set racks in the lower third and middle of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees F

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Since the first year I made this, it has become a firm family favorite and my father-in-law requests it every Thank...

  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 cups bread, toasted and cubed (about 9-10 slices)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each nutmeg, cloves, salt
  • 1 1/2 cups double or whipping cream
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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This pretty cookies are topped with cranberries and white chocolate cream cheese frosting

  • COOKIES:
  • 5 tablespoons 5 tablespoons (70 grams) butter
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (125 grams) unrefined or white sugar
  • 1 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 cup (93 grams) white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 cup (93 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup (80 grams) white chocolate
  • 4 ounces 4 ounces (112 grams) cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup (40 grams) dried cranberries, cut into halves or fourths
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup (40 grams) white chocolate
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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Lime curd and tart cranberries are balanced by a layer of sweet white chocolate cream

  • Lime curd
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds, toasted, cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cranberry Topping
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder* (optional)
  • 1 12-ounce bag (3 cups) fresh cranberries or frozen, partially thawed
  • White Chocolate Cream
  • 5 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • White chocolate curls
  • 8 thin lime twists
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a food processor to combine ground gingersnaps, butter and salt

  • Orange Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups ground gingersnaps
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3 (8-ounce) bricks PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel (Low-Fat) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • zest of one orange
  • Cranberry Orange Topping Ingredients:
  • 4 cups (1 12-ounce bag) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • (topping) zest of one orange
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Tart cranberries, sweet buttery cake and a fantastic texture will call you and your guests back for more of this ca

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
4.4/5 (78 Votes)

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Dried cranberries, and white chocolate are a perfect match

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped or sliced
4.6/5 (36 Votes)

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Both sweet and savory, this Cranberry Pretzel Salad offers the best of two worlds! Serve this up at your Thanksgivi...

  • LAYER 1:
  • 2 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • LAYER 2:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • LAYER 3:
  • 1 large package black cherry Jello
  • 2 cans whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups boiling water
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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This Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe makes the perfect Fall dessert

  • TOPPING:
  • 3 cups peeled tart apples, chopped
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Diamond of California® Pecans, chopped
4.5/5 (43 Votes)

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The options are many, instead of cranberry you could use peach, cherry or blueberry with the apples

  • 1 box Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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The sweet and tart flavor combo in this Cranberry Cake with Tangerine Frosting is amazing!

  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tangerine or orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated tangerine or orange peel
  • Optional toppings: sugared cranberries, candied tangerine or orange slices and red sprinkles
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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Clinton Kelly's Apple Cranberry Cobbler is a scrumptiously delicious way to celebrate the Fall season, enjoy!

  • APPLE CRANBERRY COBBLER:
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 5 Granny Smith apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • COBBLER TOPPING:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
4.6/5 (30 Votes)

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Mmmm, we've been making this Cranberry Tart every year for Thanksgiving since we discovered it

  • 1 prepared piecrust (such as Pillsbury)
  • 2 (4 ounce) logs cinnamon-cranberry goat cheese
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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This Paleo Cranberry Apple Pear Crisp is great for the holidays or any chilly day of the year

  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 cups Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 6 tablespoon grass-fed butter, or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia (omit if you want a more tart taste)
  • CRUMBLE:
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, or ghee melted
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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A fun mix of fruits makes this a cobbler to remember! Cranberries, cherries and plums (or pears!) combine the tart ...

  • Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried tart red cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds large plums, pitted and cut into bite-size chunks and/or medium pears, cored and cut into bite-size chunks
  • Cobbler Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk plus additional for brushing
  • Brown sugar
  • Purchased cinnamon ice cream
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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