Is it just me or does cranberry sauce have a bad reputation? Most people only eat the sauce during Thanksgiving, but the table just wouldn’t be complete without it. For the longest time, I used to make cranberry sauce just the way my mom taught me, from the can. Add some orange zest and that was it. Over the years I’ve converted to “fresh cranberry sauce” only and let me tell you, the change is significant. After playing around with some flavors, I have created my favorite version, this ultimate cranberry sauce with apples and pears.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Even if you’re one of those people who doesn’t really like cranberry sauce, you should give this ultimate cranberry sauce a try, you know just because it’s Thanksgiving. Plus it’s so easy to make that it doesn’t hurt to have it on the table for anyone who might actually enjoy it.
You’re basically simmering all of the ingredients together until the fruit becomes soft. Seriously, that’s it. Just make sure to peel the apples and pears before adding them to the sauce.
The great thing about cranberry sauce is that it’s so versatile. If you’re not a fan of cloves or cinnamon, just take them out. Mix it up and add spices or fruits that you love! Or be extra adventurous and make a no-cook cranberry relish instead.
I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoy this ultimate cranberry sauce with apples and pears!
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