Whose Side Are You On Cranberry Sauce

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KC Quaretti-Lee

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@KCintheKitchen

The great cranberry debate; canned or homemade? Well I grew up with my grandmothers, aunts and my mother opening a can of cranberry sauce. It always came out of the can with the ridges intact and went to the table exactly that way. Now I will admit as a kid, it was one of the few things I liked at Thanksgiving; the sweet yet tangy flavor and the smooth consistency was a delight to the senses!
When I started cooking myself one of the first holiday meals I tackles was Thanksgiving and the cranberry sauce was my highest priority to investigate and make my own. Over the years I have developed this easy cranberry sauce that is a continual crowd pleaser and has made its way into a specialty dessert of mine; Lemon cranberry Cake.

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I love fresh homemade cranberry sauce! I really liked the addition of apples and pears in this recipe - they added another layer of great flavor. This sauce is on the tart side and a nice alternative to a sweeter sauce. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 2 pkg
    fresh cranberries, 12 oz each
  • 2
    apples
  • 2
    pears
  • 1
    lemon
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice, fresh

How to Make Whose Side Are You On Cranberry Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Rinse and pick over the cranberries to make sure you don’t have any bad ones.
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples and pears.
  3. Finely grate the lemon peel and then juice the lemon.
  4. Place all the ingredients in a large enamel pot and cook over low/medium heat for about 45 minutes stirring every few minutes. The berries will pop and the sauce will thicken slightly.
  5. Remove from the heat and chill. The sauce will be very thick when chilled.
  6. That's it, that’s all you have to do to make a super delicious homemade cranberry sauce!

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About Whose Side Are You On Cranberry Sauce

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




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