\" \" Fresh cranberries signal the start of the holiday season. Laura Kate Bradley/Getty Images'Tis the season when you find piles of fresh cranberries in the produce section at your local grocery store. You can by adding fresh cranberries to your apple pie. But it works: Not only does it look colorful and festive, tart fresh cranberries add nice contrast to creamy avocados. Make your guacamole with diced avocados, halved fresh cranberries, diced onion or sliced green onions, very thinly sliced jalapeño or serrano chiles, minced fresh garlic, lime juice and salt.