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It's Cranberry Season! 6 Easy Recipes For The Holidays

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Cranberries and the holidays go hand-in-hand. From Cranberry-Dijon Vinaigrette to Cranberry Nut Bread, these sweet and savory dishes will brighten up your holiday table.


Made with puréed fresh cranberries, this pretty-in-pink vinaigrette is full of tangy-sweet flavor. It's wonderful drizzled over an autumn salad of mixed greens, sliced apples, toasted walnuts, and goat cheese. It also makes a great turkey sandwich spread or sauce for roast chicken or pork. GET THE RECIPE


This old-fashioned dessert of warm baked apples and scarlet cranberries with a crunchy streusel topping comes from Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson. It can be made ahead of time and reheated after dinner -- and leftovers are delicious for breakfast the next day with cup of coffee. GET THE RECIPE


Sweet, orange-scented, and chock-full of cranberries and walnuts, this quick bread is perfect for the holidays. It freezes beautifully, so you can bake several loaves now and defrost as needed. GET THE RECIPE


Dried cranberries and toasted walnuts make this carrot slaw absolutely crave-worthy. Serve it with a crusty baguette or as a healthy side to leftover turkey sandwiches. GET THE RECIPE


Fresh cranberry sauce is a cinch to make! This version, flavored with orange juice and orange zest, can be made several days before your Thanksgiving feast. GET THE RECIPE


Roasted green beans are tender, caramelized and full of flavor. Cranberries and walnuts dress them up, making them the perfect side dish for the holidays. GET THE RECIPE