Cranberries are one of my favorite things to cook with, making both savory and sweet dishes pop with flavor and color. These four Cranberry dessert recipes are my best creations, from cheesecake to tea cake and chocolate!
It’s no secret that I love using cranberries in my cooking. They make for delicious sauces with veggies, are a delight with Brussels sprouts, and are especially exquisite in desserts. Cranberries also add a festive touch to all of your dishes, which is why these four Cranberry Dessert recipes are perfect showstoppers.
Cranberries make every dessert burst with holiday spirit and flavor. This year I’m once again featuring cranberries as the star of my holiday dessert table. These four cranberry dessert recipes are my best creations; from tea bread to a rich cheese cake and a sparking show-stopping white cake.
Isn’t this a beautiful cake? It looks like newly fallen snow on Christmas morning. The white cake is light and moist, one of my favorite recipes that I use over and over. I simply change the filling and frosting.
This is a rich cheesecake topped with candied cranberries. It tastes delicious and looks beautiful on a dessert table. My youngest son Chad loves cheesecake, so at Christmas I make this cake especially for him. This cheesecake is what’s called New York style, meaning its rich and thick. The recipe uses five packages of cream cheese, five eggs, plus two egg yolks and cream. This makes for a dense and creamy cake. In the spring I make this cheesecake with crushed pineapple.
This is a deliciously easy cake to make in advance. It’s also perfect after a meal on your dessert table. But I prefer to serve this cake with brunch, or while sharing a cup of coffee with friends.
Tea breads are great to make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. I always do this around the holidays, so that I have a few in my freezer for when friends drop in, or as a hostess gift. I wrap the tea bread in cello wrap, which you can purchase at a craft store, and tie with a festive bow.
In New England we have fresh picked cranberries from fall through December. Cranberries freeze well, so I buy extra to freeze and use during the winter months in my cooking. I have many more cranberry recipes on my blog, so definitely go explore them all! Then share with me your best photos of your own cranberry dessert.
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