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Low Fat Cranberry Recipes

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Despite their tartness, cranberries are much loved and take center stage during the holidays. Perfect in sauces to accompany savory dishes, or as berries in sweet treats, these gorgeous red berries can be pretty versatile. If you want to enjoy cranberries beyond the holiday season, buy and freeze a few extra bags.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Low Fat Cranberry Orange Muffins
Fiona Haynes
This recipe for cranberry orange muffins proves that low fat muffins can be light and tender rather than heavy and dense. The flavor is just the right combination of tart and sweet. Make some of these muffins for a holiday brunch or package them as a treat for a neighbor.

Cranberry Bars

Healthy Cranberry Bars
Fiona Haynes
These wholesome cranberry bars make a healthy sweet treat from your kitchen. Whole wheat pastry flour along with brown sugar ensures these bars are light and tender. These make a great mid-morning snack or an ideal gift from your kitchen.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Cranberry Orange Biscotti
Fiona Haynes
Perfect for dipping in your coffee or cocoa, these crunchy, twice-baked cookies make a nice low fat sweet treat. If you don't like your biscotti too crunchy, then you can always bake them just the once.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Low Fat Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Fiona Haynes
Pumpkin and cranberries make a fine fall and winter combination to see you through Thanksgiving and Christmas. Best served warm, and perfect with coffee, these muffins are sure to become a favorite snack and not-too-sweet treat.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips
Fiona Haynes
These cranberry oatmeal cookies have a little sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, making them an irresistible lower-fat cookie for the holidays, or any other time you're looking for a healthier sweet treat.

Baked Pears with Cranberries

Baked Pears with Cranberries and Walnuts
Fiona Haynes
Not everyone likes pie during the holidays, so try a fruity alternative with this dessert of baked pears with cranberries and walnuts. If you don't have pomegranate juice, you could use red wine, cranberry juice or even apple cider instead. Enjoy with a scoop of low fat frozen yogurt or fat-free vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt.

Pear Cranberry Strudel

Low Fat Pear and Cranberry Strudel
Fiona Haynes
Pears and cranberries make a delicious combination, and if it's pie you're craving but with fewer calories, try this strudel. The beauty of phyllo, or filo, pastry is that it's low fat, has no saturated or trans fat, and no cholesterol. It's light, crisp and flaky, and so long as you use butter-flavored cooking spray between layers rather than real melted butter, it's a perfect low fat choice for pies, tarts and, of course, strudels.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

Pork Tenderloin With Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce
Fiona Haynes
Cranberries make delicious sauces, and this cranberry pomegranate sauce, which tops this succulent pork tenderloin, is no exception. This makes a great holiday meal for small gatherings. Enjoy with all the traditional holiday sides.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Pear Sauce
Fiona Haynes
As you can tell, I love the combination of cranberries and pears, so here's a nice and easy recipe for a cranberry pear sauce that goes well with your holiday turkey, ham or pork.

Cranberry Apple Sauce

Cranberry Apple Sauce
Fiona Haynes
A simple and delicious sauce that makes an ideal accompaniment to turkey, pork, or chicken. I like to use it in turkey sandwiches, too.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp
Fiona Haynes
Enjoy a seasonal twist on apple crisp by adding some plump, fresh cranberries. More wholesome than pie, a crisp offers a nice contrast of textures between fruit and topping. Serve with low fat frozen vanilla yogurt or some thick and creamy nonfat Greek yogurt.
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