RECIPE: My Favorite Cranberry Sauce

annova914November 8, 2008

My MIL found this in her local newspaper where it was called "Cranberry Salad" and its source was the Farmers Almanac. It isn't a salad so I've just renamed it Cranberry Sauce and love it.

Cranberry Sauce

1-1/2 cups water

1 bag of cranberries

Bring water to a boil. Add cranberries and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until berries pop.


2 cups sugar

1 cup crushed pineapple

1 seeded orange, separated and chopped

2 Tbsps grated orange rind

½ cup orange marmalade


1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Simmer mixture for 20 minutes. Let cool. Add ½ cup walnuts. Makes 5 cups.

Source: Farmers Almanac

My note: I drain the crushed pineapple in a sieve. Also, after zesting, I find it easier to cut thick slices of the orange, then cut off the peel and cut out the sections of the orange. Sometimes I cut back a little on the sugar.

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Instead of using just plain water to cook the whole cranberries, I use orange juice (concentrate diluted) or cranberry juice.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 6:42AM
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Here's my favorite.
Cranberry jezabel
12 oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries
1 c. water
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
Wash and pick over the berries, put water and sugars in sauce pan( large
enough to prevent boil over) and bring to a boil, add berries and return to
a boil, cook on medium for 15 to 20 minutes from the time it returns to a
boil, stirring occasionally. Cool to luke warm and add 3 T. fresh (fresh is
hotter!) horseradish and 1T Dijon mustard, stir, refrigerate and enjoy!
Linda C

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 9:56AM
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Hi Linda - love Jezebel sauce to begin with so I have a question about the horseradish. Can I use the bottled plain horseradish w/o ruining the recipe? Ann

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 1:48PM
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Yep...but buy new....if it has been in the refrig for a while it loses "hot"...

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 4:27PM
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This is my favorite, I usually make half a recipe since I'm the only one here that eats cranberries! Just made it again today.

Cranberry Salad

2 small pkgs. Raspberry jello
2 cups water (boiling)
1-pint ground cranberries (1 bag)
1 cup finely chopped apples
1 ½ cups sugar
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups red seedless grapes cut in half
½ cup maraschino cherries (optional)

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add remaining ingredients. Set in refrigerator until set.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 10:22PM
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