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Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"This has been a 'trade secret' for years, but it's so good I decided to share it! It's everyone's favorite, and can even be poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers for a fun holiday appetizer."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 195
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 195 calories; 6.8 35.5 1.5 0 100 Full nutrition

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Literally the BEST cranberry sauce EVER. You will never again buy the canned kind. I followed the recipe to a T, except that I substituted one small can of mandarine orange slices instead of on...

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Doesn't look like the picture at all....just fyi. I liked the recipe, it was more like a fruity dessert than a cranberry sauce, which was actually nice since some people don't like Cranberry sa...

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Literally the BEST cranberry sauce EVER. You will never again buy the canned kind. I followed the recipe to a T, except that I substituted one small can of mandarine orange slices instead of on...

Doesn't look like the picture at all....just fyi. I liked the recipe, it was more like a fruity dessert than a cranberry sauce, which was actually nice since some people don't like Cranberry sa...

I made this in the crockpot overnight on the low setting. Couldn't have been easier

FANTASTIC. I substituted Splenda for all but a tablespoon of the sugar for my diabetic guest, a former chef. He thought this was the most incredible cranberry sauce/chutney ever, and is now re...

Use Food Processor! So much easier!!! I put fruits and nuts one at a time in food processor then after cooking processed again to get that pretty red color back. I added an extra orange and us...

I used to hate cranberry sauce but not any more. I've been making this for thanksgiving and Christmas for 2 years now and I "ALWAYS" get compliments on this dish. I leave out the nuts, used a ...

This was a good cranberry sauce. I used the same recipe, except using splenda instead of sugar and left out the dried fruit. I also did not peel the fruit (except the orange of course!) and di...

This was a wonderful change from traditional cranberry sauces. It also was easy to make. I froze some for later and that worked well too.

Very good. My pear was not quite ripe, and I used dried cranberries as fruit bits so I added a bit more sugar. Next time I will add a mix of dried diced apples, currants, cranberries, and blue...