Whole Berry  Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce…Its not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Cranberry sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled meats. This holiday season when you can find an abundance of cranberries in the produce department of your favorite grocery store, stock up!! Cranberries freeze better than well, just toss the bag of cranberries in the freezer. This grilling season, make up a batch of cranberry sauce and serve it alongside grilled meats. It’s time to enjoy this spunky sauce year round.

Cranberry Sauce

We love cranberry sauce. In my house, we eat it throughout the winter months. We like to serve cranberry sauce alongside grilled chicken, pork tenderloin or duck. This recipe for cranberry sauce is so easy to make…from start to finish, it takes about 20 minutes. We like our cranberry sauce on the tart side,  so we prefer to make cranberry sauce with lemon or tangerine juice or zest but orange works fine too.

Change it Up

Change things up!! Next time you make a batch of cranberry sauce, add a few spoonfuls of orange marmalade. Another fun way to add flavor and color to homemade cranberry sauce is to add dry jello gelatin to the mixture. Try different flavors of jello besides orange such as raspberry, cherry, black cherry, or cranberry. Another trick or tip; use different flavors of juice when making cranberry sauce. Cran-raspberry is one of our favorites. Experiment with flavored liqueurs and wine too. Go Crazy!!

Try it On

Try it on..whole berry cranberry sauce is great spooned over rice pudding, spread on bagels with cream cheese and even spooned over ice cream. Add cranberry sauce to pie filling for a new spin on pie. For a quick and delicious appetizer, spoon cranberry sauce over a block of cream cheese. Another great recipe using cranberries is Cranberry Chicken

Whole Cranberry Sauce

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  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 12 oz package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • Bring juice and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries and return to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes or until cranberries pop. Stir occasionally. Pour sauce into a bowl, cover and cool completely at room temperature. Stir in walnuts if using. Keep refrigerated until needed. Makes 2 1/4 cups
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For this recipe we used Ocean Spray Cranberries