Piquant Cranberry Sauce

Piquant Cranberry Sauce

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27 review(s) averaging 4.4. 76% would make again

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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!

"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

Ingredients

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1 Bag Fresh cranberries; (8 oz bag)
1 1/4 Cup Apple juice; Or apple cider
1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
1 Whole Cinnamon stick

Original recipe makes 6 Servings

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Original recipe makes 6 Servings Servings

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In a medium saucepan, add sugar and apple juice or apple cider. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add washed cranberries and cinnamon stick. Stir gently until cranberries start to burst. When about half have burst, remove from heat and continue to gently stir occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick and chill.

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Rogru 2 months ago
Its better when simply blended in the blender with orange zest.
pamelahlly 10 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 1 year ago
lpusiga 1 year 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 2 years ago
Oh wow, its fabulous made it for thanksgiving now again for Christmas. It a family favorite
hisuzq 3 years ago
So easy for the holidays
stevemur 3 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
[I made edits to this recipe.]
Firelake 4 years ago
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