Many families are not that crazy about cranberry sauce-- they open a can, and slop it in a dish. I love cranberries, and for years have made various homemade cranberry sauces and chutneys. This is one of the best. So good... serve it all year round, not just on Thanksgiving, but it is darned good for the special Turkey Day holiday (or Christmas, or Easter--great with ham, etc.). Hope you like it! It is WAAAAY better than the canned stuff!
1In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst.
2Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
Store in refrigerator for up to 8 days.