NEXT RECIPE >

Cherry Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Cherry Cranberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Cherry Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 10 11
Publisher Photo
My mother-in-law makes this super-easy sauce every Thanksgiving. Cherries give tart cranberries a slightly sweet flavor. I serve it alongside turkey, pork and ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (1 pound)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries, drained

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 118 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and cherries. Bring to a boil. Cook uncovered, until cranberries begin to pop, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat; cook 20 minutes longer or until thickened. Pour into a serving dish. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cherry Cranberry Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p118


Reviews for Cherry Cranberry Sauce

AVERAGE RATING
(11)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (9)
4 Star
 (1)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (1)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Diane User ID: 8977154 257498
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"I started making this for holidays several years ago. It's been a big hit. I substitute Orange Juice for half of the water for a little kick. At Christmas I plan to try Apple Juice instead of water. Either way, it thickens up just fine for me after a couple of hours in the fridge."

MY REVIEW
Jeninfla1964 User ID: 742491 135658
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"I've been making this for several years now. Its a huge hit. I do add a bit of almond extract to the finished product to "kick it up a notch". The first time I made this my son got a hold of it and ate half of it before I could stop him and I had to make another batch.

Also great on vanilla ice cream."

MY REVIEW
seasons4 User ID: 978190 132823
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a hit - I was told to make it again."

MY REVIEW
SK from Dallas User ID: 6979704 207282
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"My Mom has been making this delish recipe for at least 10 years now. Both my sister and I make it for our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Mom cut the water down to 3/4 cup, and it thickens up quickly. Be sure to pop those cranberries with the back of a wooden spoon, while simmering. Just made up a recipe for this year's Turkey Day! YUM!"

MY REVIEW
Syla_g User ID: 6365793 132852
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"It came out great. I have never made cranberry sauce before since I'm not a big fan of cranberries. This recipe was simple enough and let me use up leftover cherries I had. I made an adult version of the recipe by adding alcohol infused sour cherries I lad left over from making a Cherry Liquor. While cooking I thought it was a little too sweet, but at the end it came out just right. I didn't have problems with it not getting thick. Since I made this recipe a day in advance I had to warm it up before serving it jellied so well. Adults in my family liked it a lot, and I think I will make it every year from now on."

MY REVIEW
missriss User ID: 3677163 69285
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"I made this for Thanksgiving and was not real impressed with it."

MY REVIEW
LKCastano10 User ID: 5576870 82115
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I have made this recipe for the past few years during the holiday season and my friends and family love it. Its a great flavorful alternative to jellied cranberry sauce and is a lovely colorful addition to a holiday table. My family and friends ask if I will be making this recipe every year and I often find myself making extra to last through the leftovers!"

MY REVIEW
JMU User ID: 1687266 207281
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This recipe tastes good, but it just would not thicken up for me. I finally added some cornstarch. I also topped my portion w/cinnamon."

MY REVIEW
rduckworth User ID: 2502241 149741
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"This is super easy and tastes out of this world. Most of my family likes cherries and it was almost a " no brainer" with them."

MY REVIEW
ellynp User ID: 4173173 132821
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"It is very good on grilled brats instead of using catsup, etc......also on pancakes with some whip cream and also on ice cream"

Loading Image