Top Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Try new ways to make cranberry sauce with recipes from Food Network chefs.

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Tyler's Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Tyler's cranberry sauce is quick and simple. Just simmer fresh cranberries, sugar, orange zest and a cinnamon stick together until slightly thickened.

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Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

Aaron McCargo Jr. uses a whole cinnamon stick to bring the spice into his Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce.

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Alton's Cranberry Sauce

Using pure cranberry juice, rather than cranberry juice cocktail, is a sure way to get your sauce naturally tart and sweet.

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Tyler's Fresh Cranberry Relish

Tyler adds a touch of Grand Marnier liqueur to make all the flavors pop.

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Cran-Citrus Chutney

Add unexpected punches of flavor with red wine, crystallized ginger and golden raisins.

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Cranberry Mold

Make homemade cranberry sauce look retro by mixing in gelatin and refrigerating in a mold or empty soup cans overnight.

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Whipped Cranberry Dressing

Dress up canned cranberry sauce by gently stirring in freshly whipped cream.

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Cranberry Pomegranate Terrine

Impress guests with this elegant cranberry sauce terrine.

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Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Don't miss out on the perfect cranberry sauce recipe from Food Network Magazine, with just a bit of citrus zest to bring out the flavor.

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Ree's Cranberry Sauce

Ree Drummond prepares a traditional cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving by using fresh cranberries and orange juice, plus a generous dose of maple syrup in place of sugar, for a more natural flavor.  

Cranberry-Horseradish Cream

An unusual but sworn-by combo; try this if you want to be daring and add something a little different to your Thanksgiving spread.

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Red Devil Cranberries

Guy's cranberry sauce gets a devilishly spicy kick from two types of peppers.

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Cranberry Citrus Dressing

Michael Chiarello's fresh cranberry dressing gets a flavor boost from orange zest and juice, fresh vanilla beans and a few spoonfuls of Dijon mustard.

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Cranberry, Apple and Ginger Chutney

Apples and ginger keep it fresh with Dave Lieberman’s spin on a simple cranberry sauce. It only takes one pot and 30 minutes, too.

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Cranberry Walnut Relish

Add a little crunch to classic cranberry sauce by mixing in chopped walnuts.

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Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce

Nigella Lawson's sweet-as-can-be recipe uses cherry brandy to add an extra notch of ruby blush.

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Cranberry Pear Relish

The Bartlett pear incorporated into this cranberry relish makes for a sweetness that your guests probably weren't expecting.

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Orange-Cranberry-Pear Relish

The three fruits in the relish keep things fresh and vibrant, while the dose of toasted pecans brings it back to the comforts of Thanksgiving.

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Nutty Cranberry Relish

Make extra of this nutty relish; it's great on turkey sandwiches.

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Spicy Cranberry Salsa

A zap of jalapeno and a few tablespoons of chopped cilantro move this cranberry concoction from traditional to sensational. The question is, will you eat it with turkey or tortilla chips?

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Cointreau Cranberry Relish

Ted Allen's relish gets a splash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

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Cranberry-Clementine Sauce

Feature in-season clementines in Anne's sauce, which also gets tang from orange juice.

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Cranberry-Serrano Relish

Leave it to Bobby to bring heat to the holiday table with this relish that gets kick from grated ginger and a diced serrano chile.

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

If you can find fresh cranberries, Tyler's recipe will really make the berries shine. All you need are four ingredients for his holiday relish.

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Cherry-Lemon Relish

Sunny makes her holiday relish with frozen cherries instead of cranberries for a sweet twist on the classic sauce.

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Cranberry Sauce with Pinot and Figs

Dried figs and balsamic vinegar upgrade traditional cranberry sauce into Bobby's elegant version.

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Cranberry Salad

Fresh, ground cranberries come together with chopped fruit, nuts, sugar and gelatin to form this eye-pleasing mold for your Thanksgiving table.

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Cranberry Sauce

Alex Guarnaschelli achieves zesty, perfectly spiced results in her version of this simple, classic holiday staple by using oranges, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon to flavor the fresh cranberries.

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Cranberry-Orange Relish

Trisha Yearwood shows how easy it is to whip up her sister's cranberry-orange relish for Thanksgiving dinner. Simply pulse fresh orange slices and frozen defrosted cranberries in the food processor until the mixture reaches the desired consistency (Trisha likes a chunky texture — but not too chunky). Then, stir in sugar and chopped pecans.

Cranberry Jelly

Get the texture of canned cranberry sauce without any of the preservatives. This dish can be prepared the night before and left to set in the refrigerator overnight.

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Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Give your traditional cranberry sauce a kick this year. Pickled jalapenos add mild heat and a hint of salt for a seasonal salty-sweet side dish.

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Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Use up the last of this fall's apple haul at Thanksgiving dinner. One chopped apple makes this cranberry sauce a bit more creative than the traditional variety.

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