This super easy and delicious traditional sauce made with fresh cranberries, apples and pears is perfect for topping all things thanksgiving!
The American Thanksgiving Tradition: Cranberry Sauce. I just can’t eat turkey and cornbread dressing without it! What about you? I just love the sweet vs. the tanginess of it all. The perfect balance of the two is crucial. Growing up we always had that canned stuff though. You know that gelatinous-jiggly-cylinder-shaped-striped object that goes “ploop” when you open it. Yep! That’d be the perfect description if you ask me. Don’t get me wrong. It tastes great but there’s just something not quite right about it in my opinion. Unless I’m making the hubby’s family Peach Dump Pie recipe, I’m just not a big fan of canned fruit. After all, this blog is about using fresh ingredients, right?
So for the past few years, I’ve been making my own a day or two ahead of thanksgiving. I add in a couple other best fruits of the season, diced apples and pears to take it up a notch. It kind of makes you go, hmmm…what is that because it’s yummy? Guys, this is probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever make as everything gets tossed in a saucepan for a few and then you’re done! It’s always that kick start for me to get in the swing of making all things “Thanksgiving”! You know, like I’ve really accomplished something big to catapult me into the season. 🙂
Are you guys getting excited about Thanksgiving? I sure am as there is so much to be thankful for including the gift of salvation and eternal life through the shed blood of Jesus. Glory to God that Heaven is my home! Where will you spend eternity? Say Grace and enjoy!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 12 oz. fresh cranberries picked and rinsed
- 1 Gala apple peeled and diced
- 1 Bartlett pear peeled and diced
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. orange juice
- 1/2 c. water
- pinch of cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugars in the orange juice and water over medium heat.
- Stir in the cranberries, diced apples and pears and cook until cranberries pop open (about 15 minutes).
- Remove from the heat, add the cinnamon an mix well.
- Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Say Grace and enjoy!