More Great Recipes: Thanksgiving

The Best Cranberry Sauce Ever

User Avatar
Member since 2009

Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 10 minuteus


1 bag fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained thoroughly
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 REAL maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon

Optional: 1 can mandarin oranges, drained or 1 fresh orange sliced

Add the first four ingredients to a medium saucepan and stir in the cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat and allow to simmer uncovered until the skins pop--usually around 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

During the cooling process, add the oranges and mix.

With the oranges this makes about 3 1/4 cups of sauce, without you'll end up with about 2 1/4 cups.

Pairs Well With


Everywhere I go I seem to find the same canned cranberry sauce, cranberry relish or plain homemade cranberry sauce. I can't stand the canned stuff, and the others are o.k., but I wanted to try my hand at something a little more spruced up. So I came up with this concoction. It's great served with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but as long as cranberries are on the market, I'm making this cranberry sauce. It is great with meats, especially poultry!

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart