Cranberry Pineapple Sauce

Diane C.


I used to make this sauce 30 yrs. ago to go with ham. I lost the recipe and this is my re-creation of it.
The original recipe used half a can of whole-berry cranberry sauce. I switched it to fresh/frozen berries, making it from scratch.


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4-6, depending on size
30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    crushed pineapple, drained, with juice reseerved
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2 c
    nuts, chopped
  • 2-3 dash(es)
    nutmeg (optional)

How to Make Cranberry Pineapple Sauce


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add cranberries. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, til the berries pop, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the pineapple, pineapple juice and nuts. Stir to combine.
    If you wish to add the nutmeg, do so.
    Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl and serve warm.
  4. Notes:
    This is a tangy, not so sweet sauce. It goes great with roast pork, ham, as well as roasted chicken and turkey. Goes great with smoked pork, too.

    You can use fresh or frozen cranberries to make this sauce. If you use fresh berries, wash and cull them before cooking.
    If you like a sweeter sauce, add a couple more TBS of sugar.
    Nuts: I used pecans. Walnuts would work too.

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About Cranberry Pineapple Sauce

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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