The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ever

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Are you looking for a fancy cranberry sauce recipe to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this year? Your friends and family will be so impressed when you show up with the best cranberry sauce ever.

It truly is the most delicious cranberry sauce I've ever had - and it is SO easy to make that this year my 5 year old practically made it (he did need some help with peeling and cutting). Once you've had this slightly chunky cranberry sauce made from scratch, it's hard to go back to the blob in a can!



Not only is this an awesome condiment to serve with your meal, but you can do so much with it afterward! Try serving it over Belgian waffles. Or warm it back up and spoon it over ice cream. This year (2015) I made after-dinner cocktails by adding about 1 Tablespoon of this sauce to the bottom of a champagne flute and topping it off with Prosecco.

Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ever

Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 bag (16 oz) fresh cranberries
  • zest, juice and pulp of 1 orange
  • 1 organic apple

Directions:

Add your orange juice and sugar to a sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
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Pour your cranberries into a colander. Rinse and pick out any smooshed or ugly berries. Add the nice berries to the pan and stir to coat in OJ.
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While berries are cooking, zest the orange. Cut orange in half and squeeze the halves by stabbing the center with a fork and pressing orange halves around it. Scrape out some of the pulp as well. Add zest, juice and pulp to pan.
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While berries continue to simmer, peel, core and chop an apple into small pieces (I like granny smith - but use what you have!). Once most of the berries have burst, add apple pieces to pan and stir.
How to make the best cranberry sauce recipe


Cook for 5 more minutes then remove from heat.
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Serve warm over waffles or ice cream. If using for a turkey condiment, allow to stand for about 15 minutes, then pour mixture into a bowl or ramekins and refrigerate until ready to serve.

how to make fancy homemade cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 8
Author: Carissa B for Creative Green Living
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min
Are you looking for a fancy cranberry sauce recipe to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this year? Your friends and family will be so impressed when you show up with the best cranberry sauce ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 bag (16 oz) fresh cranberries
  • zest, juice and pulp of 1 orange
  • 1 organic apple

Instructions

  1. Add orange juice and sugar to a sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour cranberries into a colander. Rinse and pick out any smooshed berries. Add the berries to the pan and stir to coat in OJ.
  3. Zest, squeeze juice and scrape out some pulp from the orange into the pan.
  4. Chop apple into small pieces. Add to pan and stir when most of the berries have burst.
  5. Cook for 5 more minutes then remove from heat.
  6. Serve warm or let it cool for 15 minutes then pour mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

153.43

Fat (grams)

0.14

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.02

Carbs (grams)

39.10

Fiber (grams)

1.52

Net carbs

37.58

Sugar (grams)

35.58

Protein (grams)

0.54

Sodium (milligrams)

19.31

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00

Exact nutrition content may vary based on freshness and brand of ingredients.

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Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she has won multiple awards for her work on Creative Green Living including the "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019 from ShiftCon.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls, as well as the backyard chicken keeping guide: Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens. Her recipes have been featured in Urban Farm Magazine and in several cookbooks where she was a contributing author. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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