This is a deep red, spicy holiday sauce that goes with everything from turkey to toast. Some people eat it with a spoon when you're not looking! This recipe makes enough to last until spring.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 cups
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, stir together the apple cider, white sugar, brown sugar, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and cranberries. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, until most of the cranberries have popped. Continue cooking until the consistency is thick.

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  • Ladle into sterile jars to within 1/2 inch of the rim, seal with lids and rings. Process in a simmering water bath for 10 to 15 minutes to seal, or just transfer to containers, cool, and refrigerate. It will last at least a week if it can escape being gobbled up!

Tips

Check with your local extension for up to date safety information on canning and preserving specific to your area.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 80.1g; fat 0.3g; sodium 15.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2006
I made this cranberry sauce but did not have any apple cider so improvised a little and used a little red wine instead. It was the surprise hit of our Thanksgiving get together! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2011
This was too fancy. It just tasted like everything else at Thanksgiving with the spices. I thought I would love it but opted for the regular cranberries-sugar-water version for this year after making this last year. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2006
I made this cranberry sauce but did not have any apple cider so improvised a little and used a little red wine instead. It was the surprise hit of our Thanksgiving get together! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
My first time making cranberry sauce. Had I known it was this easy to make I would have done this decades ago. Much better than store bought and I would have rated it a 5 star but I'm not real crazy about cloves and to me a little less on the cloves or no cloves would have been better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
I loved this sauce! I didn't need that much sauce so I halved the recipe but it definately dissapeared quickly! The cloves were a bit strong but I was looking for a spicey sauce so it it did nicely. If your not a fan of cloves I would cut the amount in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2005
Very good flavor and about as easy to make as a box of macaroni and cheese! I cut the recipe in since I didn't really need enough to last until Spring...just enough to last until Thanksgiving! Also I let mine cool and put it into a freezer container instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This is THE best cranberry sauce I've ever tasted! I just made it for the 4th time and tried to change it up a bit with some dried apricots...we'll see how that turns out! I love the cranberry sauce on brie on salmon and especially turkey sandwiches. Thank you Hazel!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
I served this cranberry sauce along side my Thanksgiving turkey. Let me tell you it was delicious! The tart/sweetness of the sauce was a great compliment to the meat. I imagine this would be yummy on pork as well. FYI-I was out of allspice so I substituted cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
Took this to dinner party and the girls really liked it. I just cut down a little on the cloves and allspice. Delicious on turkey sandwiches. A keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2012
Amazing! I've never ever enjoyed cranberry sauce with my turkey but now I don't think I want to eat turkey without it! I was a little concerned about the amount of allspice but went with it anyways and was so glad I did! I added some thawed frozen dark cherries. Next time I may hold back a little of the sugar but then again maybe not. Thanks for a new favorite!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I have made this for the second time and it keeps getting better. I only had apple juice on hand this time which sufficed fine. I really suggest using all seasonings to taste. For me the recipe calls for way to much all spice so I cut way back. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2011
This was too fancy. It just tasted like everything else at Thanksgiving with the spices. I thought I would love it but opted for the regular cranberries-sugar-water version for this year after making this last year. Read More
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