Family favorite Cranberry Sauce

Family Favorite Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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RoseMary Joseph


This sauce solidifies in the refrigerator. It can be made with splenda, stevia or any other sugar free substitute you prefer.

I tried, one year, to add cherry brandy to it, on a coworker's suggestion, don't do it, it doesn't set with alcohol.

I do a lot of special dietary changes to my recipes to accomodate my family's preferences. We have diabetic, vegan and low carb requests at every celebration. Will post a pic next week.

Happy Holidays!!!


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10 - 12 servings
2 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 bag(s)
    fresh cranberries
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    sugar or the sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp
    powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 medium
    apples diced

How to Make Family favorite Cranberry Sauce


  1. Put all ingredients into a medium pot on the stove on high heat. Be careful, this concoction gets really hot and it tends to pop as the cranberries burst to let go their juicy goodness.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium or medium high, stirring constantly. Can burn quickly because of the sugar. Make sure all the cranberries are popped. (you can use your spoon against the side of the pot to accomplish this.)
  3. Pour into the serving bowl you wish to use and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  4. You can add orange zest, chopped walnuts or any other ingredients that you want to make this your own.

    Last year at Thanksgiving, my mom requested a second bowl for the left overs, so I always buy an extra bag of cranberries.

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About Family favorite Cranberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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