Thanksgiving 2017: Tried and True Cranberry Sauce

Tried and True Cranberry Sauce

Note From The Girl in the Apron:

I LOVE Thanksgiving! I love family being in town, gathered around one big table and the opportunity to be truly thankful for their love, friendship and the year that is almost past. But I also LOVE Thanksgiving Food. It is honestly one of my favorite plates of food all year. And one of my favorite sides on that Thanksgiving plate is the Cranberry Sauce. I’m a sucker for a good sweet and tart combination. I remember the first time I made Homemade Cranberry Sauce. I was about 12 years old, I had gotten a Cuisnart Food Processor and was obsessed with it. I decided to blend fresh cranberries, fresh oranges and a little bit of sugar together to make a Fresh Cranberry Relish. In theory is was a good idea, however I didn’t add nearly enough sugar. So that Thanksgiving the Cranberries were practically inedible, but if you ask my Dad it was the delicious. Thanks Dad :) Even though that first go didn’t go off as planned, it began my love of making Homemade Cranberry Sauce every year for the Thanksgiving. Over the years, I perfected my recipe and turn to my Tried and True Cranberry Sauce. It slows cooks over the stovetop with cinnamon sticks, cloves and brown sugar. It’ll leave your whole home smelling like the holiday season. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s only 5 ingredients. Make this recipe ahead of time and store in the fridge. 

Happy Cooking!



2 Cups (16 oz) Fresh Cranberries 

1/2 Cup Water

3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1 Cinnamon Stick or 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves


How You Do It:

Wash and clean cranberries throughly.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine cranberries, water, brown sugar and spices.

Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Cover.

Reduce hear and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Transfer to bowl and chill overnight or up to 4 days.

Serve and Enjoy!