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fabulous walnut cranberry sauce

Recipe by
Jamie Tarence
Birmingham, AL

Perfect for eating and gifting, this Walnut Cranberry sauce is easy, delicious, and perfect for Thanksgiving dining and for gifting teachers, co-workers or friends. Making this cranberry sauce ahead couldn’t be easier~ it takes 15 minutes! I make several batches a week or two before Thanksgiving and keep them in the fridge until ready to enjoy with a meal or give away as gifts. Folks love getting this sauce as a gift, as they can use it for their holiday turkey or other meals (yummy with ham and pork tenderloin). Enjoy! For more great recipes, please visit xoxo~Jamie

yield 12 as a side
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fabulous walnut cranberry sauce

  • 1 can
    (16-ounce) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 c
    strawberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts (or pecans), toasted
  • 1 Tbsp
    pineapple juice (unsweetened)

How To Make fabulous walnut cranberry sauce

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients (except nuts) in a saucepan.
  • 2
    Cook over medium heat, stirring often, just until thoroughly heated.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in nuts.
  • 4
    Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with turkey, pork tenderloin, or ham.
  • Walnut Cranberry Sauce - perfect for eating or gifting - in a 12oz Bell jar with gold bow.
    Note: One recipe will fill one 12 ounce Ball jar. The photo of mine wrapped with a ribbon is one batch, and it fills the jar just to the top. You could divide this into smaller jars as well. Either way, it makes a fabulous and much appreciated gift for the holidays.