This cranberry sauce has extra spices, diced fruits, and orange juice added to make it more exciting than plain old cranberries. Everyone always loves this at Thanksgiving and it disappears fast! It's best when made the night before and left to rest in the refrigerator overnight so all the flavors can blend together.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs
Servings:
32
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and cloves onto the center of a 8 inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Place the sachet into a large saucepan along with the cranberries and orange juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until the berries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir in the apples, pears, white sugar, and brown sugar. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 25 minutes until the apples and pears are slightly soft. Remove and discard the spice sachet. Scrape the sauce into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 36.1g 12% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
Fabulous! I didn't have whole spices so I used ground. I only had time to chill it for a couple of hours but it still tasted great! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
Fabulous! I didn't have whole spices so I used ground. I only had time to chill it for a couple of hours but it still tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
I made two different cranberry sauces for Thanksgiving dinner this year - my usual Oranged Cranberry Sauce from this site and this one. I cut it back to 8 servings but otherwise followed the recipe. It was a beautiful flavorful sauce just a tad sweeter than I like. That could simply be the result of the fruit I used (pears can really vary in sweetness) and is easily fixed by adding a portion of the sugar then adding more as needed after the fruit has had time to release its juices. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
"SUPERB" is right! Excellent flavor and texture combinations. Everyone raved about it! I did choose to add more cranberries than the 6 cups called for....it was just a bit sweet for my taste as I enjoy a more tart flavor to my cranberry sauce. Just a personal preference issue not really a criticism. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2011
This was the first time that I cooked homemade cranberry sauce and I was very excited to see that this incorporated fruit other than just cranberries. I left it in the fridge for approximately 24 hours but it didn't gel up the way that I thought it would. Also it was delicious but just way too sweet to eat as a side dish. My husband said that it could probably be used as filling or a topping for a dessert because it is very sweet. Although the sweetness bothered us the taste was very good; hence I will be making it again. Next time I will cut back on the sugar and use more cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
dont know what happened when i rated this before but its a solid 5... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
This cranberry sauce was amazing. I made it without the allspice to satisfy some of our holiday guests. But the best part was that my dad and grandpa who don't even like cranberry sauce loved this. It was a great mix of fruits and spices AND very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Lisa - This is a great recipe for Home Made Cranberry Sauce. It is so easy to make and the results are perfection!! We had a Christmas Dinner party and I used your recipe. I did not change one thing and everyone loved it!! They all wanted the recipe -so I printed up your recipe and shared it with them. Thank you for sharing it with the ALLRECIPE.COM family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
Was a Thanksgiving hit. YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
I have made this cranberry compote the past three Thanksgivings...and it is ALWAYS a hit! It is a great accompaniment to the turkey and stuffing. For best results make it a day ahead of time and refrigerate so that ingredients meld together...yum! (side note...who would ever just open a can of cranberry sauce and serve it??) Read More
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