5. Cranberry-Avocado Salsa
This Martha Stewart cranberry recipe will catch your guests off-guard. Avocado and cranberry transform plain old salsa into a flavor extravaganza. They add incredible nutritional value to your dip and a fun dash of color.

6. Cranberry-Brie Bites
If you plan ahead and have cranberry sauce, brie, and puff pastry sheets in the fridge (and doesn’t everyone during the holidays?), you can create a luxurious appetizer anytime. Simply spread cranberry sauce onto pastry add a slice of brie, pop it into the oven for 10 minutes and dive into a little bit of luxury you definitely deserve this (and any) time of year.