Piquant Cranberry Sauce

This is a simple, delicious cranberry sauce, perfect for turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas. It's easy -- skip the store-bought sauce and make your own this year!

(4.5, 26) 81% would make again

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Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 2 hours

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Cranberries

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Its better when simply blended in the blender with orange zest.
pamelahlly , 5 months ago
We enjoyed this cranberry sauce very much, but I just realized that I used 12 oz. cranberries, instead of 8, and it came out about the same *wateriness* as other recipes. It's probably just the right amount of sweetness for most. For me, it was a little too sweet. I'll try cider next time, and if it's still too sweet I'll cut back on sugar. Doubles well!
Amy-1972 , 7 months ago
lpusiga , 1 years ago
I tried making this recipe exactly as directed. It turned out very watery and not anything like the picture. Most cranberry sauces call for 1 cup of liquid for 12 oz. of cranberries. I am sure that the instruction for 3 cups of apple juice for 8 oz. of cranberries is incorrect.
joemast , 1 years ago
Oh wow, its fabulous made it for thanksgiving now again for Christmas. It a family favorite
hisuzq , 2 years ago
So easy for the holidays
stevemur , 2 years ago
First time I have ever made cranberry sauce- I have been used to that canned, tasteless stuff for years. I tried this recipe at Christmas and it was a big hit. I added juice of 1/2 lime to give a little pep, but it was not needed. I have made it twice now: the second batch I'll let thicken more to use as a jam.
Bones777 , 3 years ago
The recipe does not specify what size bag of cranberries to use. We had an 8 oz bag and used it to make this recipe for Christmas dinner with both turkey and tofurkey. The sauce is excellent. Even my grumpy father-in-law who doesn't like cranberries ate a bowl of it. Thank you for sharing it.
MsRebecky , 3 years ago
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Firelake , 4 years ago
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Firelake , 4 years ago
Delicious flavor! Easy to make.
Tp_ladybug , 4 years ago
Simple and tasty. I switched the cinnamon stick for a heaping Tbsp of ground cinnamon. This recipe will definitely be a Thankgiving regular.
noell76 , 4 years ago
I just finished this recipe for thanksgiving tomorrow one word. AMAZING.
dlopez1321 , 4 years ago
I added walnuts and about 1/2 cubed apple and geletion so that it will hold the mold shape. I will always use this recipe from now on. Much better than the one with the orange I have used before.
1longrange , 5 years ago
Great recipe amazingly simple and timing is minimal
dfroelicher , 5 years ago
Excellent. I made it with Splenda so the lowered sugar is a plus too.
bholland , 6 years ago
Great recipe! Simple enough for a beginner (thanks!) and the taste is very different from canned sauce. Who knew? I'm making batches as Christmas presents.
PCAJordan , 8 years ago
mcrismon , 8 years ago
updating with time required
stevemur , 8 years ago
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