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I love cranberries! I like them year round like your dad. Please consult the Ball Blue Book & can/preserve some for your dad! Cranberries are absolutely the easiest fruit to preserve. They taste exactly like this recipe.
It was a hit at Thanksgiving and so simple to make
second year…..first year was v.good due to the addition of a little absolut….success with 2 in a row would hook me !
I love cranberries. Usually I make smoothies out of them .I put cranberries from the bag into a food processor with water. OJ , oranges ( peeled or course) and a little ( very little) sugar. Never thought to cook the berries
Hi, Bobkat! I never thought to put them in a smoothie! Thanks for sharing your great idea! Glad you like them cooked too!
How long can you keep sauce in fridge?
Hi there, F! Cranberry sauce is high in acid, sugar, AND antioxidants. As long as you’re not double-dipping, it’ll keep in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to a month, or even longer. Or freeze for up to a year.
When it doubt, pitch it, but do know leftover cranberry sauce is ace in recipes. Lucky you! Smear it on sandwiches (like a grilled cheese), stir it into oatmeal, or try my all-time favorite bar cookie, Cranberry Streusel Bars (originally developed to use up leftover sauce just like you have). https://recipes.oregonlive.com/recipes/cranberry-streusel-bars
Enjoy your holidays, and thanks for reading and cooking with us.
I reduced the sugar by half, added orange gelatin, pineapples, mandarin oranges, and pomegranate.
Delicious, thank you!
I made this last night. I used water and OJ with a pinch of orange zest. So easy and simple! SO delicious! Thank you so much!
WOW & only 20min, who knew there was this alternative to relish using actual cranberries!
Just made this for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Did half water and half orange juice with a big pinch of cinnamon. Delicious!!
I just made this and it’s a bit sweet. any way of reducing the sweetness when it’s already made?
Hi, Brittney! Try stirring in some lemon juice. Enjoy!
Love this recipe! I substitute the water and use all orange juice! I also add cinnamon and orange zest. It’s so perfect I make it a few days before Thanksgiving, delicious!
Elise, I’d like to say thank you for the recipe! And now we have a story about it.
When I’ve offered first time to make a cranberry sauce my husband’s reaction was “Yak! No. It’s so bad!” I got confused, but let it be as it is for few years.
Finally, I got your recipe and made it. Husband was in the kitchen and has decided to try a liiiiitle spoon while I was leaving the kitchen. Guess what, Elise! When I came back in several mins, he was STILL eating your Cranberry Sauce, saying “Wow! I didn’t it’s so good! Can you make much more, please?!”
And then I’ve found, that he used to hate the sauce because his mom always used just sauce from a can!!!!
So, now your sauce it’s our must! And I do understand your father;)
Happy holidays, Elise!
Ahhh, thanks so much for sharing this story Victoria! I’m so glad you husband is now a cranberry sauce convert. Happy Thanksgiving!
easy and taste great
Delicious! Just made it ahead of the big day to ease the amount of tasks! Took the suggestion to reduce the sugar (and water) did 3/4 cup of each with a dash of the suggested spices. Divine!
Do I need to defrost the cranberries if they are frozen? I’m super excited to make this!
Just made it.
Did not defrost cranberries.
I also cheated. Did not have OJ.
Used 3/4 C water and 1/4 C amaretto.
Gives it a good flavor
How long does this sauce keep for? Can I make it on the weekend before Thanksgiving?
Other fresh recipes said a week, so I believe you’re safe. I’ve just finished making mine for Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
Also love cranberry sauce. When I prepare the sauce I add one or two peeled fresh pears. Gives the sauce a more mellow taste.
I love it and can’t get enough of it! It’s super easy to make and it’s delicious!
This is my standard recipe. But i always cut back on the sugar a wee bit. Then after the sauce is slightly cooled, I add a couple glugs of Grand Marnier or other orange flavored liquor and mix in thoroughly. Mmm. You won’t regret it. The kids like it too, haha.
Excellent! I have used your liquor or Cointreau. I have added diced crisp sweet apples. Not macs, don’t want them to turn to applesauce. Use an apple that will get a bit tender but hold up. Love adding a cinnamon stick and some very thin long peels of the orange part of the rind so I can fish them out. Bit of fresh grated nutmeg. Cooking up14c now thanks to you!!! My kitchen smells SO good. Friends will be happy, neighbors hopeful. Thank you!