Holiday cranberry sauce. I never made cranberry sauce before and decided that I would make it for the family Thanksgiving dinner this year. The only thing that I had to change is that when you first start cooking this bring to a boil then reduce to medium heat and wait for the berries to burst. Jellied or whole, spiced or simple, these tangy, sweet cranberry sauce recipes are undoubtedly the ultimate condiments during the holiday season.
Just a hint of extra flavor! If you don't have cinnamon sticks and want to use ground cinnamon instead, be verrryyy careful how much you put in to the sauce. First time I made cranberry sauce I could not believe how easy it was! You can have Holiday cranberry sauce using 11 ingredients and 2 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Holiday cranberry sauce
- It’s 16 oz of cranberries frozen.
- Prepare 1 of lemon.
- It’s 1 of orange.
- Prepare 2 cup of apple juice or cider.
- You need 1/2 box of half box single serve size raisins.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of salt.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of ground cloves.
- It’s 1 cup of brown sugar.
- It’s 1 large of red apple.
- You need 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts.
I played with the recipe a little bit, to get the flavors I wanted. The color is beautiful and the flavor is intense. Now there's no more canned cranberry sauce on the holiday table! Sweet and tangy, this Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe is ready in minutes and can be made up to a week in advance.
Holiday cranberry sauce instructions
- Place cranberries, apple juice/cider in pot. Peel lemon and orange, place rinds in the pot. Squeeze juices from lemon and orange into pot. Add raisins, cloves, cinnamon, sugar and salt in the pot with the rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer for 60 minutes. Or until cranberries pop open. Once cooled, mix in blender for desired consistency. Add chopped walnuts and chopped apples if desired. Chill in frig over night..
Perfect for your holiday table and even better with Thanksgiving leftovers. During the chaos of holiday meal prep, it can be tempting to reach for pre-made canned cranberry sauce. But before you reach for that trusty can opener, you'll want to check out this recipe first. As an easy, no-fuss side dish, homemade cranberry sauce is always worth the effort. Combine in a heavy pan and cook low and slow until most of the cranberries have popped, and the sauce has thickened.