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Nov 1, 2008 07:25 PM

Your best cranberry sauce recipe please

Just picked a bag of these gorgeous wild cranberries and want to make it really special for this year's Thanksgiving. What is your best recipe?

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  1. Throw clean, raw cranberries, orange or tangerine, a few slices of candied ginger, and sugar to taste, into a food processor and puree until chunky-smooth. Very simple and refreshing, especially if you don't add too much sugar.

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    1. re: Claudette

      I love this raw cranberry relish and make it every year. Mine uses the whole orange (after pips removed of course). It's really wonderful and refreshing in addition to being simple and quick.

    2. There are SO many great recipes that show up on this board every year..I keep saying I'm going to try a different one but we just keep loving Cabernet Cranberries:

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      1. re: Val

        This is our favourite now. I don't add the cinnamon stick anymore though - there were objections from the peanut gallery. And you really don't have to especially use cabernet, either. I just use whatever red wine happens to be open and it's always delicious. The cranberries really drown out any subtlety of a specific wine anyway.

        1. re: Nyleve

          I really love the tangerine zest in it, too; I think that's why I love it, aside from removing the cinnamon stick and sucking the cranberry sauce off it before discarding.<guilty pleasure> But I also love ginger so I need to try one of the cranberry-ginger recipes here, too.

        2. re: Val

          Thanks for posting this! I made this recipe tonight, and it's delicious. I decided we're going to have two kinds of cranberry sauce this year -- why not? So we're having this one and my usual cran-orange-ginger sauce. Yum.

        3. I make mine according to the recipe on the bag but add chunks of a tart green apple, a cinnamon stick, a few whole cloves, and the zest of one orange. I take out the cinnamon stick and the cloves before serving.

          1. 12 ounces cranberries
            1 cup white sugar
            1 cup orange juice

            then i toss in some orange zest. Yum.

            1. Ever since FunwithFood raved about this cranberry sauce, I've been making it every year. I've tried many recipes, but this is my all-time favorite.

              Cranberry Sauce with Cherries, Marsala and Rosemary

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              1. re: Rubee

                This sounds fabulous. I'm going to try it out this Thanksgiving.

                1. re: EmmaToo

                  I made it last year and it was AMAZING. I couldn't stop eating it.