15 So-Much-Better-Than-Canned Cranberry Sauce Recipes
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15 So-Much-Better-Than-Canned Cranberry Sauce Recipes

What Thanksgiving feast would be complete without a side of cranberry sauce? Well, we don’t even have to worry about that, because this collection of 15 favorite recipes for the ruby-hued condiment has everyone out there covered. Whether you’re a die-hard cranberry-sauce-from-the-can fan or favor the totally tangy, from-scratch stuff, there’s a recipe for you here. So give the can opener a rest this year, and flex some DIY muscle that’s sure to impress your guests.

1. Cabernet Cranberry Sauce: What we’re asking you to do here is to spike your cranberry sauce with cabernet. Any objections? Yeah, we didn’t think so. (via Brit + Co)

2. Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce: Another boozy version — this one gives a whole new meaning to getting sauced. The ever-so-slightly smokey undertones from a shot of bourbon make this a sophisticated side. (via Gimme Some Oven)

3. Cranberry Sauce With Persimmons: Persimmons lend this sauce an extra touch of autumnal flavor. Can’t find the tomato-shaped fruit near you? An apple can be swapped in a pinch without affecting the seasonality one bit. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

4. Cranberry-Orange Sauce: Need to get the feast on the table in one hour? This sauce comes together in just about the same amount of time it takes to fish out your can opener. (via Brit + Co)

5. Homemade Cranberry Sauce in a Can: Homemade, seasoned-how-you-like it jellied cranberry sauce is cleverly molded in a can to give it its classic shape for those who have a hard time dealing with change. (via Food52)

6. Tangy Cranberry Chutney: For a more savory spin on the usual cranberry sauce, try out this tangy chutney. A mince of shallots, ginger and jalapeño provide a nice bit of kick. (via The Crepes of Wrath)

7. Cranberry Sauce: A splash of orange brandy plus peppercorns and allspice equip this cranberry sauce with some edge. (via Saveur)

8. Cranberry Orange Relish: How cute are these single-serve sides? Hollowed out clementines are the perfect serving dish for an orangey cranberry relish. (via Say Yes)

9. Canal House’s Cranberry Port Gelee: Five accessible ingredients are all it takes to make this jellied cranberry sauce. Even better, you don’t need to use any gelatin or other thickener. Simply let it firm up in the fridge for a few hours before serving. (via Food52)

10. Orange Maple Cranberry Sauce: Maple syrup offers both a welcome flavor boost and refined-sugar-free twist to this citrusy cranberry sauce. (via Kitchen Treaty)

11. Spiced Cranberry-Pear Sauce With Vanilla Bean: Who says vanilla beans and spices should be for baked goods alone? You’ll love how they team up to make this pear and cranberry sauce a real treat for the tastebuds. (via The Crispy Sage)

12. Cinnamon and Star Anise-Infused Cranberry Sauce: This chilled sauce is packed with warmth courtesy of star anise and cinnamon. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

13. Spicy Cranberry Relish: Sweet, spicy and ever-so-slightly minty cranberry relish works just as well with roast turkey as it does with lamb. (via Cookbooks 365)

14. Cherry-Maple Cranberry Sauce (Paleo) You’ll love the extra layer of tartness provided by black cherry juice. (via Leaf Parade)

15. Gingered Pomegranate Lime Cranberry Sauce: Lime, pomegranate and cranberries team up to form a tart trifecta that’s sure to make one splendid sauce. (via Lemon Tree Dwelling)

What kind of cranberry sauce do you plan on serving with your holiday feast? Canned or homemade? Jellied or whole bean? Let us know below!