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    Grandma's Cranberry Sauce

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    SweetsLady's Note:

    This is the only cranberry sauce that I have found that I like. It is my grandmother's recipe. This is the original recipe. I am going to modify this year to do whole berries and just pare the apples ahead of time.

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    • 3 medium apples (I use granny smith)
    • 1 lb cranberries, washed and picked over
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 3 cups sugar (my grandma's original recipe but I have cut mine down to 2 cups)


    1. 1
      Cut up 3 medium apples with peeling. Put in kettle with cranberries and water.
    2. 2
      Boil until skins pop.
    3. 3
      Push cranberries through fine sieve into bowl to capture the skins of cranberries and apples.
    4. 4
      Add sugar to bowl and then put back to boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Pour into bowl.
    5. 5
      Let Cool before putting saran wrap on and putting in fridge.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2011


      With more natural pectin (it's in the apples), this jells faster than plain jellied cranberry sauce. The apples also add sweetness, so it takes less sugar. Cranberries are sold in 12-oz bags these days. I use 2 apples, 2 c sugar, and 1 c water with a 12 ounces of cranberries.

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    • on November 27, 2010


      Loved this cranberry relish. The addition of apples really sets it above the rest. I'm glad it is a smooth sauce too after sieving. Big hit at our Thanksgiving table this year! Thanks for sharing your family recipe with the rest of us! :)

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    • on November 27, 2009


      Very good, this was a big hit on Thanksgiving, everyone loved it. The apples add a nice texture and sweetness. I also like that it is strained through a sieve to remove the peel. I will use this recipe from now on!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Cranberry Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 353.2
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 91.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 84.3 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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