Favorite Cranberry Recipes - The Southern Lady Cooks

When the holidays come around, so do all the Cranberry recipes! Nothing says Thanksgiving and Christmas like a cranberry salad or a loaf of beautiful cranberry bread.

Here you will find our favorite recipes that include cranberries. From brunch to dinner, we’ve got you covered!  In this list, you’ll find scones, muffins, salads, side dishes, biscuits, loaves of bread, and how to make your own cranberry sauce.

These recipes have been favorites of our family for years. We always make them during the holidays and even throughout the year because our family loves cranberries.

Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry Apricot Glaze-this is a twist on an old favorite. We love the addition of the apricots. It really changes up the taste. Here is our traditional cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

TIP: cranberry sauce keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week, so you can easily make it in advance.

Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies-these cookies are a good idea anytime!

Cranberry Recipes- The Southern Lady Cooks

“I’m obsessed with this recipe! I’m definitely making them for Christmas!!”-Wendy


Cranberry Baked Beans-these baked beans will quickly become a family favorite. The cranberries add such flavor. Excellent side dish for the holidays!

Cranberry Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Cranberry Nut Bread-This bread is lovely and has great reviews. It’s wonderful to serve your holiday guests or makes a beautiful gift. You may also want to try this delicious apple cranberry bread.

Cranberry Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Thanksgiving Turkey Meatloaf-this meatloaf is Thanksgiving rolled into one dish. It’s lovely to serve if you’re hosting a small group. It’s so easy. You could also add our super easy cranberry salad. It’s only three ingredients!

Cranberry Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Crock Pot Cranberry Pork-if turkey is not for you; then you’ll love our cranberry pork. It’s always a huge hit and so easy! It has excellent reviews.


“I make this cranberry pork every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s so easy, and my family raves about it. We just love it!”-Carol


Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice-this side dish is so good and festive for Thanksgiving. Plus, it makes a gorgeous garnish for your sliced turkey.

Cranberry Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Cranberry Pecan Pound Cake-this cake is so good, and it gets better with time so that you can make it ahead of serving.

Cranberry Bread Pudding-we love our bread pudding, and this one is perfect for the holiday season.


Tip: this bread pudding is terrific with our homemade vanilla sauce.

Crock Pot Cranberry Smokies-the perfect appetizer for any holiday event. They are so simple!

“Oh my gosh, these are delicious! I made them for Thanksgiving and we all loved them! I think I will add these to my New Years Eve party”- Gretchen

Bacon Cranberry Crack-serve this easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or an appetizer. It’s always a hit and so easy to prepare.

Cranberry Pecan Cake Mix Cookies-these cookies are delicious and simple. Add them to any holiday event. They are just FIVE INGREDIENTS.

Three more that require just a few ingredients:

Don’t forget about Thanksgiving Side Dishes!

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  1. Sandra smith says:

    Thank you, love your recipe.
    Enjoy the holidays.5 stars

  2. Denise S Bishop says:

    These cranberry recipes will definitely help me out for this years Thanksgiving dinner! THANK YOU!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You are welcome, Denise! Enjoy and have a great holiday.