Cranberry Celebration: 10 Sweet & Tangy Recipes

The preponderance of pumpkins and cranberries signal that harvest season is here at last. With November not too far off and Canadian Thanksgiving a mere week away, it’s time to make a plan. I’ve picked some of my favorite cranberry recipes to share with you.

Bags of fresh cranberries should be readily available for the next three months.  All of these recipes, except for the gummy candies, can be made with fresh cranberries.  The tangy goodness of cranberries is something I never tire of, and autumn is the best time to stock up and enjoy them!

Celebrating Cranberries: 10 Sweet and Tangy Recipes |Swirls and Spice

1. Orange Cardamom Tea Ring with Cranberry Nut Filling

Tea ring is lovely for when you have overnight guests or for a weekend brunch.  It freezes and reheats beautifully!

2.  Cranberry Pineapple Panna Cotta Parfaits

Tiny cups of dessert are great when you want just a taste of sweetness.  These parfaits are ideal for making ahead and keeping in the refrigerator until serving day.

3.  Cranberry Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal

For a healthy and different start to the day, upside down oatmeal is a great pick.

4.  Cranberry Butter Tarts

Based on my grandmother’s recipe, these are a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and buttery flavors.  And they have absolutely no corn syrup!

5.  Cranberry Date Tarlets (GF)

Yes, you can enjoy gluten-free tarts!  These are marvelously sweet, like caramel, but are made with clean ingredients!

10 Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Recipes | Swirls and Spice

6.  Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Ever swapped lemon for orange in your cranberry muffins?  These are proof that it works!

7.  Cranberry Chicken Salad Mini Pitas

Transform a deli chicken into something special with these mini pitas that offer a subtle tangy surprise.

8.  Cranberry and Coconut Gummy Candies

Naturally sweetened homemade candies are a great snack or lunchbox addition.  Or serve them for Halloween!

9.  Baked Chicken or Turkey Taquitos with Cranberry Salsa

Taquitos with cranberry salsa are a delicious twist on a popular Mexican appetizer.  We enjoy taquitos as a quick heat-and-eat meal too.

10. Jane’s Cranberry Salsa

My dear friend’s salsa recipe is a wonderful fresh addition to your Thanksgiving buffet.  It also stars in the chicken salad and taquito recipes above.

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