Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce Recipe — Two Ways to Make

Cranberry thanksgiving

Swap out the Old fashioned cranberry sauce for wholly new flavors for holiday poultry and meat dishes.

Old fashioned cranberry sauce
Cranberry sauce is great with meat dishes

A sauce, without which I can’t imagine any duck, turkey, or chicken. An absolutely brilliant sauce for meat! Cranberry thanksgiving, it is better to take fresh, but frozen is also suitable.

Cranberry thanksgiving
For the sauce, you can use both fresh and frozen cranberries

I always cook cranberry sauce one or two days in advance to not be distracted when preparing the main dishes for Thanksgiving. After cooking and cooling, I transfer the Old fashioned cranberry sauce to sterilized jars and store it in the refrigerator. This sauce is also good because it can be heated a little before serving to be warm or served cold.

vegan cranberry sauce
The sauce does not contain jelly, so you can warm it up a little

Old fashioned cranberry sauce with liqueur

Instead of liqueur, you can use lovely orange juice, and it is also good to add a tablespoon of brandy. Before serving, Thanksgiving cranberries can be warmed up — in the refrigerator, they harden and become very thick.

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry 340 g
  • Sugar 200 g
  • Cherry liqueur, 3 tbsp.

Cooking method:

Mix all the ingredients, pour in 75 ml of water, and send to a saucepan with a thick bottom: cover and simmer.

cranberry thanksgivingAs soon as the cranberries “explode” and the mass has become homogeneous (usually after 10 minutes), taste the sauce and add, if necessary, a little more sugar or orange juice.

homemade cranberry sauceWarm up the Old fashioned cranberry sauce with liqueur for another 5-10 minutes, turn off the heat, cool the sauce, and send it to the refrigerator.

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Cranberry sauce with oranges and spices

This cranberry sauce is universal for any cheese to wine snack, as a topping for desserts, or for breakfast for pancakes and cereals.

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Ingredients:

  • Cranberries 200 g
  • Zest and juice from one orange
  • Rosemary, ground black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon — ⅓ tsp each. (you can use a cinnamon stick or ground)
  • A pinch of ground allspice and cloves
  • Sugar — 75 g

Cooking method:

Cut the orange pulp after removing the peel. Combine with cranberries, juice, spices, and sugar.

Old fashioned cranberry sauce
Cook until the fruit softens, about 10 minutes.

old fashioned cranberry sauce
After the Old fashioned cranberry sauce has completely cooled, transfer to a jar and refrigerate.

Old fashioned cranberry sauce
Canning cranberry sauce

I put new lids and rings on the jars and threw them into the water bath. Processed within 10 minutes and I have canned cranberry sauce to eat later or gift.

Canning cranberry sauce
Spiced cranberry sauce

old-fashioned cranberry sauce

Whole berry cranberry sauce

Old fashioned cranberry sauce

Mary
Making fresh cranberry sauce is quick and easy. This sauce recipe is lovely and tart. It will be a great addition to any savory dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4 jar
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cranberry sauce with liqueur

  • 340 g Cranberry
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cherry liqueur
  • 75 ml Water

Old-fashioned cranberry sauce with oranges and spices

  • 200 g Cranberry
  • 1 piece Zest and juice
  • Tsp each Rosemary, ground black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon
  • 1 A pinch each Ground allspice and cloves
  • 75 g Sugar

Instructions
 

Cranberry sauce with liqueur

  • Mix all the ingredients (except cherry liqueur), pour in 75 ml of water, and send to a saucepan with a thick bottom. Cover and simmer.
    cranberry thanksgiving
  • As soon as the cranberries “explode” and the mass has become homogeneous (usually after 10 minutes), taste the sauce and add, if necessary, a little more sugar or orange juice.
    homemade cranberry sauce
  • Warm up the Old fashioned cranberry sauce with liqueur for another 5-10 minutes, turn off the heat, cool the sauce, and send it to the refrigerator.
    a cranberry thanksgiving

Old-fashioned cranberry sauce with oranges and spices

  • Cut the orange pulp after removing the peel. Combine with cranberries, juice, spices, and sugar.
    Old fashioned cranberry sauce
  • Cook until the fruit softens, about 10 minutes.
    vegan cranberry sauce
  • After the Old fashioned cranberry sauce has completely cooled, transfer to a jar and refrigerate.
    canning cranberry sauce

Notes

I put new lids and rings on the jars and threw them into the water bath. Processed within 10 minutes and I have canned cranberry sauce to eat later or gift. Use cranberry sauce with meat dishes or pie fillings. Bon Appétit!
 
canning cranberry sauce

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 24gFat: 1g
Keyword Old fashioned cranberry sauce, Whole berry cranberry sauce
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