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Our Best Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Though cranberry sauce is typically associated with Thanksgiving, there's no reason we can't enjoy it year-round.

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Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Cranberry Sauce

I turn to this recipe frequently because I can prepare it a day ahead—it's so convenient when company's coming. And with only a trace of fat, the fruity side dish is nutritious and delicious.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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Rum Vanilla Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce that's far from the usual! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Spiced Orange-Cranberry ChutneyTaste of Home

Spiced Orange-Cranberry Chutney

The aroma of simmering chutney signals the start of the holidays and sets the mood for my seasonal baking. Try it as an appetizer along with cream cheese and graham crackers. —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas

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Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry RelishTaste of Home

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

My son is a strawberry fanatic. Anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love at first sight! —Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California

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Apricot-Apple Cranberry  SauceTaste of Home

Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for a slice of Thanksgiving turkey. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Chipotle-Orange Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Chipotle-Orange Cranberry Sauce

My family prefers traditional dishes on Christmas, but I like to add in a few of my own unique creations. With brown sugar, cinnamon and chipotle powder for a little kick, this cranberry sauce will earn a permanent spot in the holiday lineup. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas

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Cranberry ChutneyTaste of Home

Cranberry Chutney

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork or poultry. Either way, its slightly tart flavor and deep red hue lend a festive flair to the table. —Karyn Gordon, Rockledge, Florida

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Cranberry Fruit RelishTaste of Home

Cranberry Fruit Relish

Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Port Wine Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Port Wine Cranberry Sauce

This crimson sauce has just the right amount of tartness to complement poultry, pork and game. —Ellie Martin Cliffe, Deputy Editor/Digital, Taste of Home

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Slow-Cooker Cran-Apple ChutneyTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Cran-Apple Chutney

My clan isn’t crazy for cranberries, but they can’t get enough of this delicious chutney. I recommend it for Thanksgiving as it tastes amazing paired with turkey, but it's also good on its own. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

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Red Wine Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

We were feeling festive when we started our holiday cooking, but a bottle of wine was a bit more than we wanted to drink. I added half a cup to the cranberry sauce, in place of juice, and a new recipe was born! —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California

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Winter Fruit CompoteTaste of Home

Winter Fruit Compote

You can make this colorful and easy fruit relish up to a week in advance. It’s an outstanding accompaniment to turkey, chicken or pork throughout the holiday season. —Esther Chesney, Carthage, Missouri

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Triple Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Triple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry fans will ask for this sauce again and again. It's loaded with their favorite fruit—in fresh, dried and juice form. Orange and allspice make it awesome. —Arlene Smulski, Lyons, Illinois

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Jalapeno Cranberry SauceTaste of Home

Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Pantry ingredients make this sensational sauce a year-round favorite. Another time, slather the feisty sauce warm on roast pork or grilled chicken.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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