Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

What happens when you make a perfect recipe by mistake? Do you dance? Do you hoot and holler? Do you do both like I do? I was cleaning out my fridge when I realized I still had a can of jellied cranberry sauce left over from Christmas, 1/2 cup of whole fresh cranberries and about 1/4 cup of jar cherries. I was going back and forth on throwing them away to make room for some fresh veggies I’d bought, versus making something with them. I’m a waste not kind of person so I did the later. And I’m so glad I did. I added a little of this and that to it and without trying, I created the perfect cranberry sauce recipe. That doesn’t always happen for me. I usually have to try something every which way but loose before I create a recipe that’s a keeper. My perfect cranberry sauce recipe is definitely a keeper. I’m posting it here so I can go back and recreate it every time the mood hits.

This is going to be a short post because it’s one of the easiest but tastiest recipes I’ve ever made. I’m posting solely so I can make it again. And again, and again. I served it on a pork loin but I bet it would taste amazing on turkey or chicken as well. Shoot, I could eat it right out of the pan. It makes a lot so I froze half of it. I’m not sure how well it will freeze but if I have any issues with it, I’ll update this post.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe
1 can jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup of whole fresh cranberries
1/4 cup of cherries (in a jar although fresh cherries would be delicious too)
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar

I added all of the ingredients in a saucepan. I turned it on low and let it cook as long as it took to make my pork loin.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

That’s it. Told you it was easy.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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  1. After I tasted my SIL’s cranberry sauce, I’ve been wanting to make one myself, but never got around to doing it. Thanks for the reminder and for the recipe. :)

  2. This recipe looks so simple! I will have to save it for my next cranberry sauce making day! I have never added cherries to my sauce, I will have to try it!

  3. This looks like a great recipe. My husbands grandmother loves cranberry sauce. She’s coming to visit soon too, so I should make this for her!

  4. I am loving some cranberry sauce with dressing. I never had it on chicken before, but I guess it should taste just as good as it being with turkey.

  5. I love anything that involves Cranberry, but have never prepared a sauce or something like this of it. The sauce looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering and I am going to make it this weekend!

  6. This sounds yummy! I haven’t tried making a cranberry sauce on my own. It’s always straight from the jar. I’m bookmarking your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Confession- I am not a fan of homemade cranberry sauce. No matter how yummy it looks or smells I would rather have the jellied stuff that comes straight out of the can!! HA!!

  8. This cranberry sauce sounds and looks so good! I love how easy it is to put together. I’m definitely keeping the recipe.

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