Sauces, Cranberry

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Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Course: Sauce
Servings: 3 cups
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup apple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup of... see "Ideas" below
  1. Mix cranberries, juice, and honey in a pot
  2. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, until cranberries pop
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Stir in orange rind and 1/2 cup of whatever you like (see below).
  5. Let cool at room temperature, then refrigerate or can
Recipe Notes

People often add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the cranberry sauce, but you can also used mixed dried fruit or not-so dried fruit such as chopped up apricots, pineapples, or pears. Add whatever seems right for your taste and dietary needs.


Cranberry Sauce
This recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll never need to open another can of cranberry sauce again!
Course: Sauce
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries 4 cups
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. Rinse cranberries with cool water, and remove any stems or blemished berries.
  2. Heat water and sugar to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Continue boiling about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop.
  5. Pour sauce into bowl or container. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.


Cranberry Relish
Prep Time
15 mins
Servings: 3 cups
  • 2 cups washed raw cranberries
  • 2 skinned and cored tart apples
  • 1 large peel ON, whole seedless orange, cut into sections
  • 1-2 cups granulated sugar depending on how sweet you would like your relish to be
  1. Set up the grinder with a medium-sized blade on the edge of a table with a large roasting pan or bowl to catch the mix as it grinds. These old fashioned grinders tend to leak some of the juice down the grinder base, so you may want to set up an additional pan on the floor under the grinder to catch the drips. If you don't have an old-fashioned grinder you can use a grinder attachment on a KitchenAid mixer, you can chop by hand (though that will take a lot of work), or you can chop in a food processor (be very careful not to over-pulse, or you'll end up with mush).

  2. Run fruit through a grinder. Use the entire (seedless) orange, peels, pith and all.

  3. Mix in the sugar. Let sit at room temperature until sugar dissolves, about 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator. 


Apple Cranberry Relish
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
12 hrs 30 mins
This relish has a great flavor especially with the addition of celery! Chopped pecans or walnuts can be added if desired
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 16
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 packages cranberries 12 ounce
  • 2 apples - peeled cored and chopped
  • 2 celery chopped
  • 3 cups white sugar
  1. Grate peel of orange; reserve. Peel oranges and discard white membranes.
  2. Separate oranges into sections and place half in a food processor or blender.
  3. To the food processor add half of the cranberries, apples and celery.
  4. Process until coarsely chopped.
  5. Transfer to a bowl; repeat with remaining oranges, cranberries, apples and celery.
  6. Stir in sugar and reserved orange peel.
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight.