The whole family waits with breathless anticipation for the Thanksgiving feast to begin. The aromas of turkey and ham roasting, sweet potatoes baking, and pumpkin pie cooling brings everyone running to the table. But once they arrive, there is always one Thanksgiving dinner dish that is ignored, untouched and undesired, cranberry sauce.
But guess what? You can now have my not so secret recipes for the perfect cranberry sauce that your whole family and guests will love. They will oooh and ahhh, and the entire dish will be enjoyed. Yes, it’s true the traditional serving of cranberry sauce can now be enjoyed by all with the Houston Family Examiner secret recipe to the perfect cranberry sauce.
Best loved Cranberry Sauce Recipe– Cranberry Chutney
This recipe uses fresh cranberries, raisins, cinnamon, sugar, cloves and nutmeg to bring out the best of both the flavor of cranberries with tartness and sweetness. It is perfect on either ham or turkey and my father in law asks me for this recipe each year.
1 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
1 cup apples – peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Thanks to allrecipes.com for convincing my in laws that I am a chef extraordinaire.
My favorite Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe
While I enjoy the Cranberry Chutney sauce recipe, I like the flavor of apples and oranges in my favorite Cranberry Sauce recipe. Williams Sonoma has this cranberry sauce recipe that I prefer, with these ingredients. Visit Williams Sonoma.com for the full recipe and instructions.
2 cups water
1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, pippin or McIntosh
3 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Double Cranberry Cranberry-Apple Sauce Recipe
Last but not least, is this cranberry sauce recipe for those who enjoy their Craisins. Find my recipes.com offers a double cranberry – apple sauce recipe adding just a hint of lemon and dried cranberries at the end for taste, sweetness and texture.
Most cranberry sauce recipes start with the basic cooking including in this youtube video. Pick your perfect cranberry sauce recipe and let the Thanksgiving dinner begin, and end with even the cranberry sauce eaten!