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Holiday Cranberry Sauce

by Laura

If I’m cooking a turkey, I love to serve it with a fresh cranberry sauce like this recipe for holiday cranberry sauce. This is the time of year you can get fresh cranberries. You can stock up and freeze extra bags to use at other times during the year.

Most homemade cranberry sauce includes fresh cranberries, sugar, and some kind of liquid. After that, you can change up the flavor by adding zest, other fruits, of various spices.

This particular recipe uses apple juice for the liquid. This adds extra sweetness and flavor. Then instead of white sugar,which is what I normally use, you use brown sugar.

The additional ingredient that gives this cranberry sauce a holiday flair is some ground allspice. The ground allspice adds a touch of warmth, but also brings out the freshness to the cranberry sauce.

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Holiday Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Laura


  • 2 cups (8 oz) fresh cranberriees
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice


  1. Wash cranberries.
  2. Add the washed cranberries to a sauce pan along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the cranberries have popped.
  4. Cool and then serve.
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Recipe adapted from Naturipe.

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