5 Tantalizing Twists on Cranberry Sauce

Who says cranberry sauce has to be store bought or boring? Check out these five ways to take your favorite sauce to the next level of flavor and nutrition. Making cranberry sauce from scratch ensures that you consume the skins, which contain most of cranberry's potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

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1. Gingered Cranberry Sauce

If you’ve never made your own cranberry sauce, you’re in for a surprise. It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you ever went with store-bought. In this elegantly simple version, tart cranberries zing with the addition of fresh, spicy ginger.

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2. Fiery Cranberry Sauce

Sweet, tart, creamy and warmly spicy, this sauce adds a bold punch to your holiday meat and meal.

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3. Lemon Cranberry Sauce

Tart cranberry flavor with a hint of sweetness and a twist of lemon, our homemade Lemon Cranberry Sauce will please a crowd – the best part is that you can make it entirely in advance and garnish at the last moment!

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4. Vanilla-Laced Cranberry Sauce

This sauce features round, floral notes of vanilla to complement the tart sweetness of the cranberries. To make the recipe even more quickly, you could use two teaspoons of vanilla extract, but it won’t have the same depth of flavor – or the pretty vanilla-speckled look – of the whole bean.

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5. Cranberry Sauce with Apples & Ginger

Whether you use the fresh or frozen type, these berries break down as they cook, while the apples stay slightly firm, creating a pleasing variety of textures and tastes in our revamped cranberry sauce. Plus, the slight spiciness of fresh ginger gives this not-too-sweet fat-free condiment a pleasant kick.

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