This is a wonderful cranberry sauce that I make every Thanksgiving.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the cranberry juice cocktail, water, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and allspice together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the cherries to the cranberry juice mixture; cook another 2 minutes. Add the cranberries; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator 8 hours to overnight. Remove and discard cinnamon stick before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

106.8 calories; 0.6 g protein; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 6.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
This is really a lovely recipe! The subtle layering of flavors and the perfect contrast between sweet and tart were heavenly. This will be replacing my nice but boring old standard recipe. I followed to the letter however must admit to using a black cherry/cranberry juice blend I found. My only albeit slight issue with this recipe is it was a tad 'loose' so I would reduce the juice accordingly next time to allow the sauce to gel a bit thicker. Thank you so much for sharing this gem! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
This is really a lovely recipe! The subtle layering of flavors and the perfect contrast between sweet and tart were heavenly. This will be replacing my nice but boring old standard recipe. I followed to the letter however must admit to using a black cherry/cranberry juice blend I found. My only albeit slight issue with this recipe is it was a tad 'loose' so I would reduce the juice accordingly next time to allow the sauce to gel a bit thicker. Thank you so much for sharing this gem! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2011
Good balance of tart and sweet. I actually served this warm instead of cooling it down to top pork chops. Only alteration to the recipe was a little cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it some. Would recommend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
Wonderful. Because I like the flavor of orange zest I was going to zest some orange peel into it. Not finding my zester I said "What the heck?" and quartered an orange and threw it in the pot with the rest of the ingredients. I let the sauce cook down before removing from the heat; and I left the orange quarters but removed before serving. I buy ground korintje cinnamon in bulk so I used that rather than a cinnamon stick. Absolutely delicious (and let me throw in a plug for buying cinnamon other than what one picks up in the grocery store. you will not believe the difference in the flavor!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
I made this tonight and wow is it ever delicious! The two fruits are really great combined and the cinnamon and allspice are perfect. Nothing overwhelms other flavors. I can't do sugar being diabetic so used "diet" cranberry juice and substituted agave syrup for the brown sugar (not sure how much just a really good squeeze). I prefer things to be more tart than sweet so this was perfect. I also didn't measure exactly 6 oz. of cherries but sort of estimated since I had no scale and just went by the approximate weight of what I bought in bulk today. I ate some too so who knows if exactly 6 ounces wound up in there LOL! It came out wonderfully and my roommate who doesn't even like cranberry said it smelled so good that she had to try it...and she loved it! It was a little juicy but thickened up nicely as it cooled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2013
I made this for the first time today and it was an instant hit! Loved the combination of cranberries and cherries which made it taste familiar yet very different than the run-of-the-mill cranberry sauce I would normally make. I will definitely serve this again next year if not before. One note of caution though: I followed the recommendation of another reviewer and added a bit of cornstarch and water to the recipe which made it jell to the consistency I wanted. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
Easy to make and absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2017
I added a little orange zest! Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
It's a keeper! It's different and my family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
I had never made cranberry sauce before and last Thanksgiving I decided to give it a go. I looooove cherries so when I spotted this recipe I had to try it. This is without question the best cranberry sauce I've ever had. I didn't have cinnamon sticks so just used "regular" from the jar. My son doesn't really like cranberry sauce (though he will eat a little to be polite!). I made it while he was at work and when he walked in the door he couldn't stop saying how great it smelled! When we were getting dinner together the next day he opened the container and took a taste. I had to pry the dish from him or he'd have eaten the whole thing! I would have made a double batch if I had known he would like it so much. It's sweet it's tart it's perfect. I can't believe I didn't do a review on this sooner!! We tried a few new things last Thanksgiving and I'm so glad this was one of them. I will make this every year and I'm sure it will be a tradition for him when he has a family of his own. Thanks for sharing it! Read More
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