Hello! Happy Thanksgiving Week! I cannot believe how fast time is flying by and that Christmas music is already playing on the radio 😉
I am pretty open minded to different Thanksgiving dishes, I know everyone has different traditions and recipes that make their Thanksgiving dinner unique. But, one thing I won’t compromise on is cranberry sauce! I am a total brat about it and refuse to eat that cringe-worthy crap out of a can. I know some people love it, can’t live without it, but I can hardly stand the sight of it. In order to fulfill my need for the homemade stuff I like to bring a jar along with me to dinner, because what is Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce!
I like a hearty cranberry sauce, in order to add some texture and contrast the bitterness of the cranberries I added apples and pineapple to my sauce.
- 12oz bag cranberries
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup green apple, skin removed and chopped
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add all ingredients to a large pot
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cranberries start to pop
- Reduce to a simmer, simmer 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens
- Remove from heat, using a potato masher, mashes the sauce into desired consistency
- Store in jars or airtight container in the refrigerator
This recipe can and should be made in advance and served cold. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
If you are going to be a guest for Thanksgiving at a family or friend’s house a jar of this homemade sauce makes for a perfect hostess gift!
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