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Did you know it’s super easy to make a homemade cranberry sauce? With this 3-ingredient recipe by The Stay At Home Chef, you can make your own sauce at home using the freshest ingredients. No need to buy from stores that contain preservatives! You can serve cranberry sauce with different variety of meats, like turkey, pork, chicken, and ham. If you have leftovers after the Holidays, you can enjoy it with your grilled cheese, pancakes, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and toast.
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So, what is cranberry sauce made of? If you are looking for the most basic version, all you need is cranberries, water, and sugar. But if you want to spice up the flavor, you can add other ingredients, like ground ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There are flavor variation recipes below that you can choose from – just scroll past the cranberry sauce recipe. Each one is different but equally amazing.
Start by rinsing cranberries and check each piece. Discard any cranberry that is soft.
In a medium saucepan, add 12 ounces of rinsed cranberries, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 cup of sugar. Mix everything to combine. Cover the saucepan with the lid and turn the heat to medium. Cook the mixture until it boils and the cranberries start to pop.
Once boiling, transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Blend the mixture until smooth. If you want chunks, pulse it instead.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl or jar. Allow it to cool down before serving. Enjoy!
Use orange juice instead of water, then replace half of the sugar with brown sugar.
Use orange juice instead of water. Once the cranberries are popping, add 1 to 2 sliced jalapenos. Cook for two minutes before blending.
Use apple juice instead of water.
Use one 16-ounce of pineapple chunks (undrained) instead of water.
Use 1/2 cup red wine and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon instead of water.
Use brown sugar instead of regular sugar, then add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves. You can also replace water with orange juice.
Use orange juice instead of water then add 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger.
Once the cranberries are popping, add 1/2 to 1 chipotle in adobo sauce. Let it cook for about 2 minutes before blending.