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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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