Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I wanted something different than just cranberry sauce- but still wanted the 'tradition' of it. I have made this sauce for Thanksgiving 3 years in a row and it gits rave reviews from- what seems like- everyone that eats it- Even from people who don't like 'traditional' cranberry sauce. I recommend that you make this a day ahead (refrigerate) to let flavors mingle. I serve it cold- As far as the spices go- I don't really measure... I know 1/8th of a tsp of cloves seems like a lot- i just shake a bit in... but if you don't like cloves- just omit them! Enjoy!!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and pick over cranberries. Place in a medium saucepan with water and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, stir and simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries burst.
  2. Slightly mash the cranberries with the back of a wooden spoon to insure all skins are broken. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Mix well.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the blueberries (don't be afraid to break a few, but don't over mash either). The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, cool slightly and place plastic wrap directly on top of sauce to cover. Refrigerate until chilled.


Most Helpful

I found this at and made this over Thanksgiving. I think the flavor was even better the next day. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe!

AmyZoe December 15, 2013

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. I followed the directions to a "t". Next time, I will omit the cloves, other than that, it is much better than just plain cranberries.

pgarrison12 December 01, 2013

This is a staple every Thanksgiving and Christmas at my house. My kids and hubby absolutely love it! Thank you very much for posting it.

missyjo September 10, 2011

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