When the air turns crisp, you know cranberry season is upon us—along with all the sweet and savory dishes that showcase their tart and juicy charm. These shiny red berries come along just in time to costar in great harvest green salads, celebration punches and Halloween recipes
—and become a major player in both Thanksgiving
and winter holiday menus
. In addition to mains and salads, you'll find a cornucopia of tart-sweet treats. Dried cranberries are used in our Cranberry-Apple Pilgrim Pie
, and fresh cranberries star in the showstopping Cranberry-Glazed Cinnamon Cheesecake
. And if you simply can't wait for cranberry season, have a Cranberry Lemonade Spritzer
(made with cranberry juice) and peruse these cranberry recipes until the season arrives!