Mothers Cranberry Sauce

Linda Smith


Mother made this every Thanksgiving and Christmas as a side for her turkey, one year when she left the cooking up to us I made it she didn't like mine and insisted that I put something in it that I shouldn't. (I did it was celery she never let me forget it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    fresh cranberrys
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 box
    cherry jello ( small box)
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    pecans (chopped )

How to Make Mothers Cranberry Sauce


  1. In a large sauce pan put cranberries and water. Cook on med. Stirring often.
  2. When the berries and water come to a simmer and berries begin to pop add sugar , jello and orange juice.
  3. When berries are done popping remove from heat add orange zest and pecans mix well let cool.

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About Mothers Cranberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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