Cranberry sauce is a classic side dish for fall meals, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners, and it’s so easy to make your own! Cranberry sauce is the simple combination of cranberries, sugar and water that is simmered until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens. In addition to the basic cranberry sauce ingredients you can add extras like diced apples, or pears, orange juice, apple juice, cinnamon, ginger, etc. to keep things interesting.
What are your favourite flavour additions to cranberry sauce? Or is plain the best?
A sweet and tart cranberry sauce is the perfect addition to any meal!
- 4 cups (1 12 ounce bag) cranberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.
Option: Add a diced pear!
Option: Replace the water with orange juice or apple juice or apple cider, et6c.
Option: Add orange zest or lemon or lime zest!
Option: Add a pinch of cinnamon!
Option: Add a pinch of ginger!
Option: Add chopped rosemary!
Option: Replace some or all of the sugar with brown sugar, maple syrup or honey!
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