Cranberry Sauce

Besides pumpkin, cranberries are one of my favorite fall/winter foods. I love cranberries for one primary reason: Cranberry Sauce.

I know the first thing that pops into your head is the canned cranberry sauce your grandma used to serve at Thanksgiving dinner. This isn’t your grandma’s canned cranberry sauce.

It’s fresh. It’s simple. And something your kids will even want to eat.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Wash all the fruit.
  2. Throw the cranberries into a food processor using the medium shredding blade. This will chop the cranberries very fine, but won’t puree them.
  3. Core and slice the pear and apples.
  4. Put those into your food processor with the same shredding blade. I don’t even peel them.
  5. Combine all the fruit into a bowl and add the 1/4 cup sugar. Stir well.
  6. Refridgerate for at least an hour to let the flavors blend. Serve cold.

This recipe makes 4 cups of cranberry sauce. And it’s seriously cheap to make. I think cranberries are on sale at every grocery store right now. I bought a 12 oz. bag for $1.50 at Meijer yesterday. You can make this for less that $5 total – it’s a great side dish to take along to the office pitch-in or Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends.

I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. My girls have already requested it in their lunches tomorrow. 🙂

Have a recipe you’d like to share? Leave a link in the comment section. I’d love to check it out. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare old favorites. (Like, if you have a green bean casserole recipe that does NOT use a can of soup…)

 

8 thoughts on “Cranberry Sauce

  1. punkinmama

    I have never been a huge fan of cranberries, but this might be just the right recipe to try! And my husband loves cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving, but it’s not something usually at my family’s table!

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  2. tinlizzy3

    This sounds good! My family has a similar recipe that everyone either loves or hates. (I’m in the love category.)
    1 bag cranberries, 1 quartered orange (including peel) and 3/4 cup sugar. Place all ingredients into food processor and pulse until desired consistency.

    I will be interested to try yours because it has less sugar and is probably milder. The rind on the orange isn’t something that everyone goes for.

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