Creamy, Rich, and Decadent Cranberry Sauce

Recipe by Penny Stettinius

This recipe comes from Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen cookbook. This is such a wonderful flavor, I had to share it. The sauce is good anytime, not just at Thanksgiving!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Just had to try this sauce recipe, & I wasn't disappointed ! WHAT A GREAT CHANGE FROM THE USUAL ~ THIS CRANBERRY SAUCE IS WONDERFUL, & I'll be making it again in just a week for our Thanksgiving celebration! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my Sassy Sauces theme in My-3-Chefs]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and sugar.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, and continue boiling until thickened, about 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Toward the end of the cooking time, use a potato masher to mash all of the berries.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the butter and salt; simmer until butter melts, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Just before serving, fold in the sour cream and mix well.

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