Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ever

I don’t usually like to toot my own horn, but when it comes to creating a cranberry sauce recipe, I’m pretty convinced this is the best cranberry sauce recipe ever. 😉  The best part is, it was an accident.  The mishap occurred about 8 years ago, but I always forget to write about it here, so before Thanksgiving comes and goes again, I’m going to write about it so you can be enjoying this yummy treat on your table this year!

best cranberry sauce recipe ever

I mean, how yummy does that picture look?  I just want to lick it off the screen. 😉  I love cranberry orange juice, and I also love pineapple.  I was in charge of bringing cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving on that fateful day 8 years ago, so I thought I would try a little experiment.  It has been such a hit that I have been asked to make it every year since.  I’m not joking, everyone I have made it for thinks this is the best cranberry sauce recipe ever.  The funny thing is, I am guilty of never writing things down when I experiment, so I had to try and recreate it to make sure I was getting it right before I posted about it.  Now I will have it written down for eternity. 😉  Here’s what you will need to make this best cranberry sauce recipe.  I’ve included some affiliate links to some of my favorite kitchen gadgets that I use in this recipe for your convenience.

What You’ll Need

2 oranges (I use navel)

2 bags of Whole Cranberries

1 Can of Pineapple Tidbits

1 Cup of Water

2 Cups of Sugar

This recipe uses two of my ALL time favorite kitchen gadgets- either of these would be a perfect gift for the foodie in your life.

Immersion Blender

Microplane

 

best cranberry sauce recipe

DIRECTIONS

Drain Pineapple tidbits and reserve juice. Add the juice of the two oranges to the pineapple juice to make 1 Cup of Pineapple/Orange juice.

Combine sugar, water and pineapple orange juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Add the cranberries, pineapple tidbits and orange zest, return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cranberries will begin to pop, as they boil gently.

Remove from the heat after 10 minutes and using the immersion blender, roughly chop the mixture, leaving some berries whole and others blended roughly.

Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.  Serve Chilled.

best cranberry sauce recipe

Yield: approx 6 cups

Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ever

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Oranges
  • 2 packages of whole Cranberries
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 large can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Drain Pineapple tidbits and reserve juice. Add the juice of the two oranges to the pineapple juice to make 1 Cup of Pineapple/Orange juice. Combine sugar, water and pineapple orange juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; add the cranberries, pineapple tidbits and orange zest, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cranberries will begin to pop, as they boil gently.
  2. Remove from the heat after 10 minutes and using the immersion blender, roughly chop the mixture, leaving some berries whole and others blended roughly.
  3. Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.

 

best cranberry sauce recipe

best cranberry sauce recipe

It smells like heaven and I am completely convinced that once you taste it you will think it is the best cranberry sauce recipe ever too!  If you make it, let me know what you think.  I would love to know about your favorite recipes too!

You can find more of our favorite recipes in our Recipe Gallery.  Jenny has a great recipe for stuffing here.

Enjoy!

Tammy

Tammy

Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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