Don't buy the canned stuff. If you've never liked cranberry sauce, it maybe that you just don't particularly favor the gelatinous cylinder that comes out of the can every year.  Here's a recipe I tried and loved for the first time 2 Thanksgivings ago.  I found it on Lauren Conrad's blog. It was really easy and I was impressed at how good it came out for my first shot at it.


  • Cranberries (1 12 oz bag)
  • Cranberry juice (1 cup)
  • orange Juice (2 tbsp)
  • 1 cup Real Maple Syrup (not the pancake syrup)

To Do:

Wash cranberries in warm water, then dump into a medium sauce pan. Add in all ingredients to the sauce pan and stir. Heat on high and bring it all to a rapid boil .

Once boiling, reduce heat to low and continue to heat for 10 minutes or until the juice is nice and thick.

Remove from heat and let cool. Place in a jar or nice dish and voi-la!