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I have never made home made cranberry sauce, but would like to try it.

Need a foolproof recipe.

Also, how far in advance can it be made.

Thanks!


Strings

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Cranberry sauce keeps really well for a long time.

I usually make the recipe on the package although I also like the cranberry/orange relish which will last past Christmas!
 
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I also use the recipe on the package plus I usually add some cinnamon to it. It would also be good with grated orange zest.


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I just made the recipe, from the bag, last week. Several of us just had a discussion about cranberry sauce and one said that the bag recipe is her favorite.

Well, it is super easy, delicious, and a beautiful color! I will be making it for Thanksgiving dinner. I did not add anything to the recipe.
 
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Thanks.

My late Mom used to make a jello mold with cranberry relish. Have not seen the relish in the stores for many years. Think the relish had oranges in it. It was yummy.

Thanks again.


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I always make it with the recipe on the package, sugar, water, cranberries.

I like the simple cranberry sauce.

But I also like the cranberry orange relish.

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Cranberry sauce made according to the package directions - with sugar - lasts as long as you like - if kept refrigerated. It's like jelly or jam - so no problem making it ahead of time - like right now for Thanksgiving for sure - and beyond. But in my household, it wouldn't last any longer than the leftover turkey lasts.


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I too make the simple recipe on the bag of Ocean Spray cranberries. It is as foolproof as it gets. It keeps a long time. I am making mine this week for thanksgiving, as it is one of the things that works to do ahead.
 
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Do you want a raw cranberry relish or a cooked cranberry sauce. Do you want it sweet or savory.
Check Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving recipes, I always use one of theirs or one from my Cranberry Cookbook - different one every year.
They are all good.

Sometimes when I have turkey for dinner other than in November I make a cranberry salad or gelatin mold.

Lots of recipes to share, if you are interested I will post a few.
 
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Lurah, I might make a relish as well as the cooked sauce.

Thanks everyone. We are doing our dinner this Sunday. I too was thinking about doing it a little ahead of time.


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First my disclaimer - I don't eat sweet with my meal so don't care for cranberry sauce.

But be careful! If your family likes the canned jellied cranberry sauce, you may have a revolt on your hands! DM and I made homemade cranberry sauce once. It tasted good. She LOVED it. No one else did!!!
 
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Lol, KeepYouinStitches. Know what you mean.

An old All in the Family espisode had Gloria make a homemade sauce and Archie commented about it. She was a newly wed and so poud. It was a funny episode.

I would usually have the jellied and the one with whole cranberries. I may be the only one who likes the whole berry one. I will be prepared for rebellion.

Thanks again.


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This is one of the freshest tasting and easiest recipes I have ever made. It's from Dorie Greenspan and it appeared in Parade Magazine 5 or 6 years ago. I make every year -- it's good for Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially if you are serving pork.

Holiday Relish

One 12-oz. bag fresh cranberries
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 cup dried golden raisins
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon or ginger
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Put all the ingredients except the vinegar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir to combine.Stirring, bring the ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer gently until relish thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar. Spoon into a heat proof container, cover with plastic, and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate. Tightly covered, the relish will keep for 2 weeks.

Serves 10. Per serving: 90 calories, 23g carbs.
 
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Cranberry molded relish
Makes 10-12 servings

Better Homes & Gardens Five Seasons Cranberry Book,
In conjunction with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Ingredients:

1 3-ounce package lemon Jell-O
1 3-ounce package cherry Jell-O
½ cup sugar
3 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 8¾-ounce can crushed pineapple

2 cups (½ pound) fresh cranberries
1 small orange, quartered & seeded or 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup diced celery
½ cup walnuts


Optional Topping:
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons sour cream
!/2 cup whipped cream
Method:

Dissolve both packages of Jell-O and sugar in boiling water.
Add lemon juice and undrained pineapple.
Chill till partially set (2 hours).
Chop finely in food processor or grind the cranberries and whole orange quarters, if using.
Fold fruits into gelatin mixture along with celery and nuts.
Pour into oiled 8½ cup or 12 individual molds.
Chill till firm.
Unmold on lettuce leaves.
For topping, blend together mayonnaise & sour cream, fold in whipped cream. Drizzle over top of unmolded Jell-O just before serving.

I substitute mandarin oranges for the fresh whole orange, ground. This is a nice alternative to straight cranberry relish on the Thanksgiving table if you have guests who don’t like it. It also solves the dilemma of what salad to serve with such an already heavy laden sideboard.
I make individual molds and serve them on small salad/bread & butter plates. Or pour mixture into a 7 X11 baking pan, refrigerate and cut into squares.

This is from an older cookbook (1971). So the cranberries no longer come in one pound bags and the pineapple can has also shrunk.

Another easy recipe is Brandied Cranberries:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: Makes 2 cups.

Ingredients
1 (12-ounce) bag of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup brandy
2 Tbsp finely shredded orange zest (use microplane zester)
Method
1 Preheat oven to 325°F. Sort through cranberries and discard any that are soft or decayed.

2 Mix cranberries, sugar, brandy, and orange zest in a 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. Bake uncovered until most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 to 1 1/4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Chill up to one week.

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Thank you so very much!


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I made the sauce w/ the recipe on the bag. I liked it, think I was the only one. I did have the jellied sauce for the boys also.

Thanks again!


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I just came back from the grocery store. I had the ingredients on my shopping list to make a cranberry relish mold but when I saw some cranberry relish in the product section of Kroger I put a container in my cart. I marked off about 5 or 6 ingredients from my shopping list. I hope that it's good cause I've got too many other things to make from scratch. Me hopes cranberry sauce can't be too bad if its store bought.

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