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Put America’s Original Superfruit® on Your Menu

Cranberries bring great flavor and nutrients to an endless array of sweet and savory foods any time of year. Here are a few ideas for incorporating cranberries into existing dishes and recipes year-round.

Summer and Back-to-School

  • Sprinkle dried cranberries over fruit and yogurt parfaits
  • Blend frozen cranberries into breakfast smoothies
  • Use cranberry sauce as the base of a fruit salsa
  • Boost the flavor in barbecue sauces by stirring in cranberry sauce


  • Substitute dried cranberries in place of other dried fruits in recipes
  • Make fresh or frozen cranberries the star of your next relish or chutney
  • Use cranberry sauce as a side for any poultry, pork or beef dish
  • Stir dried cranberries into whole-grain dishes, such as pasta or quinoa salad


  • Add dried cranberries to casseroles
  • Mix dried cranberries into chicken or turkey salads
  • Fold fresh or frozen cranberries into muan batters and bread doughs
  • Combine cranberry sauce with cheese for a sweet and savory quesadilla filling


  • Spread cranberry sauce on chicken or turkey sandwiches and wraps
  • Mix frozen cranberries into applesauce
  • Include dried cranberries in every serving of trail mix
  • Toss dried cranberries onto prepared salads or oler them on salad bars

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