Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I got this recipe from the Allrecipes site. I made it last Thanksgiving and it was so amazing. I'm craving it right now as I write this! If you love cranberry sauce combined with oranges, pecans and a variety of other delicious fruits you must try this! It's primo!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 (12 ounce) package ocean spray cranberries
- 1 orange, peeled and pureed (plus I like some zest)
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 1 pear, peeled and diced
- 1 cup dried mixed fruit
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Boil the water and sugar in a medium saucepan until dissolved.
- Reduce heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer (with the lid on) for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before serving or storing.
You have never tasted anything so good in your life. No one in my family really just loves the tartness of cranberries, and every year we kind of politely take some just to "add color" to our plate. This was not the case with this recipe. People were clamoring for seconds. I was afraid it would turn out a little fruit-salad-like, but it really didn't. The color was what I was accustomed to, and the flavor is out of this world without being too sweet. No one knew how I did it, but I have converted the family! We all like our cranberries now!
This was my very first time making cranberry sauce and I must say I was not disappointed. We never had cranberry sauce growing up so I really didn't know what to expect. I absolutely loved it! I didn't have any pears so I left it out and used just raisins for the dried fruit because that too was all I had. I increased the sugar to 1 1/2 cups (after popping a fresh cranberry in my mouth and not knowing how tart they were I decided it could use a little more sugar - LOL).
I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner at my sisters house, and it was a BIG HIT with everyone! I didn't add in the dried mixed fruit. I just added more of the apple, pear and oranges. Will definately be using this recipe again! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe Harley! Linda