Fresh cranberry recipes for the 2022 cranberry harvest ~ from muffins, cakes and pies, to jam, jelly, and meatballs for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond.
when will we see fresh cranberries in the supermarkets in 2022?
They’re hitting the stores now!! Fresh cranberries are so special we only see them briefly each year ~ only for about 6-8 weeks will they be sold in stores. Of course you can find frozen cranberries all year round, but true cranberry nuts (raising hand) get super excited about the tart vibrant FRESH fruit every year.
This year’s crop is bigger than the past few years ~ yay! But less than 5% of the cranberries grown in the US are served up fresh, the rest get juiced or dried. The 2022 crop is being harvested right now and the berries will be hitting the shelves in week 1 and 2 of October. Ask your produce manager if you don’t see them.
did you know?
- cranberries are one of many fruits native to North America (along with blueberries and Concord grapes, for example)
- only about 3% of the annual cranberry crop is sold fresh, the rest gets canned and bottled.
- cranberries are insanely healthy ~ they’re low calorie, high fiber, high in vitamin C and cancer fighting antioxidants.
- fresh cranberries can reduce the need for antibiotics in women with UTIs.
- yes you CAN eat cranberries raw! Pulse them into a relish, or blend up into a super nutritious smoothie.
- they freeze beautifully, just throw the bags in the freezer, they’ll keep all the way ’til next cranberry season.
- fresh cranberries are good for so much more than sauce…just scroll down and see!
our favorite cranberry recipes to make with fresh cranberries
This is what you do with those bags of crimson gems you score in October through December. And then you keep on making them throughout the rest of the year with frozen berries!
- Cranberry Breakfast Recipes
- Cranberry Dessert Recipes
- Cranberry Preserve and Sauce Recipes
- Savory Cranberry Recipes
Questions and Reviews
You are amazing, as is this collection of cranberry recipes! I want to make them all, right now! I will probably make a few gluten free. And those bars! Those are happening as soon as I can buy cranberries. I live in Florida. Thank you very much!
These cranberry recipes all look so amazing!! I especially want to try the cranberry pie. Looks perfect for Christmas! And the shortbread cookies! The new web design looks so classy! Love it! Your blog is always so organized and easy to navigate. Has always been a favourite of mine. Trusted recipes and amazing pic! Thank you for your hard work!
Thank you Lola, I’m happy to hear it. I think the organization of the new layout is a definite improvement. Since I’ve got over 2,000 recipes, it can be hard to keep them all accessible.
I buy as many bags of fresh cranberries as I can get as they keep forever in the freezer! Loved your collection of new recipes. I like my cranberry sauce on roast chicken (Thanksgiving year-round).
Cranberries and chicken is such a great combo, I agree.
I love your new format!!
Thanks Melinda <3
I love your new format! I especially like the font used throughout. It’s easy to read and looks very clean and airy on the page! Love all your recipes, and I am forever forwarding them to friends and relations. I tried your focaccia bread recipes – all of them – over the last six weeks and everyone raves about them (and they are so easy)! Many thanks for your creativity and generosity.
Thanks Kate! I’m so glad you like the new ‘look’, there’s a lot I can do now that I couldn’t do before, so it will be fun and functional.
Can’t wait to stock up on CRANBERRIES! These recipes sound so delicious Thank you so much. By the way, I never knew freezing the cranberries was so easy…toss bag into freezer…YAY!!
They’re probably the easiest things in the world to freeze, I love that they don’t stick together or get frosty or anything. Good thing for us cranberry freaks 🙂
I hate your new format
Wow, Carolyn ~ why?
I absolutely enjoy cranberries, too! This collection is amazing!
What an interesting idea, love it Susannah!