By Kittencalskitchen on November 17, 2005
Photo by conscioustar
Photo by conscioustar
"This goes back a long time, and I still make it to serve with a turkey dinner. It is one of my favorite cranberry recipes, and is always enjoyed by everyone. Serve this at your holiday dinner table and you will receive rave reviews! You can make this up to a week in advance.... this has the perfect balance of sweet and tart with the the right texture! No need to double the recipe this makes close to 6 cups, plan ahead the sauce needs to chill for 24 hours before using and you may omit the walnuts if desired"
Serving Size: 1 (1695 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I used brown sugar and ground ginger instead of cloves. It was fantastic!"
"I made this for my country family thanksgiving. They LOVED it. This is the new cranberry sauce for my family."
"Amazing and delicious, where has this recipe been all my life? I've never been much of a cranberry sauce eater in my 49 years, but have always had a spoonful or two at Thanksgiving, usually homemade from fresh cranberries. This year my son mentioned that he was making cranberry sauce with pineapple (instead of orange as he usually does), so I did a quick search on Thanksgiving Day and found this recipe. I am so glad I decided to give it a try. I had to tweak it a little bit - replaced the sugar with 1/2 cup honey, used a whole fresh pineapple instead of canned, used lime juice instead of lemon (stores in our area not open so I had to make do with what I had on hand). With my changes I had to cook it a little longer as well. I was a little nervous about making a full 6 cup batch, because the three of us don't typically eat much cranberry sauce. I gave it a go though, and WOW! Hands down THE MOST DELICIOUS cranberry sauce I've ever tasted. I love the texture, I love the addition of the walnuts, it's the perfect amount of tart and sweet. My husband loved it so much he was eating it by the heaping tablespoon and I was eating spoonfuls of it for days. We liked it so much that we made a point to buy more cranberries and I just made a new batch today. Thanks for this wonderful recipe, we will be eating cranberry sauce much more often than just Thanksgiving from now on."
"This came out a little sweeter than my preference, but that might be my fault. I halved the recipe because I only had one bag of cranberries, but my can of crushed pineapple was 8oz, not 10... Since I didn't want to use less pineapple than called for, I also opened a 20 ounce can of chunked pineapple, so I had a full cup of pineapple juice (rather than making up the difference with water). I think I would cut down a bit on the sugar next time.
Overall I'm really glad I tried this recipe. My cranberry-averse roommate even ate some. I thought the walnuts would be weird, but the flavor and texture really add to the basic cranberry flavor to make it different & a little bit special, without seeming too froofy/gourmet/way too much effort. This recipe is definitely a keeper."
"This recipe has become a regular addition to our Thanksgiving meal - this will be year three. I am always asked to double the recipe so that some on the sauce can be packaged up "to go" when my relatives leave the feast. Love the stuff. It is easy and delicious!"
"I have made this recipe a number of times. The first time, I used 1 cup of honey in place of the sugar and omitted the walnuts. I found that the cranberry and pineapple flavors got lost in the taste of clove.
I have made it since several time since then, using only a pinch of clove powder. I like this much better. The clove does add something, but the flavor of the cranberry and pineapple shine through. I have found that 1/2 the recipe makes more than enough for our turkey dinners.
Thanks for this recipe."
"I used fresh pineapple, so I did not have much pineapple juice, so I used half OJ, half water. It is still delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Very very good! I think it would be just as good without the walnuts as well."
"Was a fantastic addition to Thanksgiving dinner! I halved the recipe and it fed five of us for dinner and leftovers for two more meals. Cranberries are my favorite dish at Thanksgiving and these will most certainly appear again!"
"I love cranberries & am always wlling to try out new sauces like this one ~ In fact, when possible I'll include 2-3 different ones for special dinners during the winter holidays, so this one is a great find ~ ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! We enjoyed everything about this sauce, but especially the berry & pineapple combo & the clove flavor! A great keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC]"
"Very tasty as just a cranberry sauce. I'm going to work on incorporating it into some kind of pie with a graham cracker crust and cool whip on top."
"This was great, made this and used half for a pie filling with blueberries. Was excellent dessert for Thanksgiving. Thank you for posting!!"
"I can't say enough about this recipe. My family LOVES it. It is also great on the turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving."
"I made this for Thanksgiving 2006 and it was a huge success - would definitely recommend it! Am making it again this year due to high demand! Miss Ris in TX"
"Thanks, Kittencal for another super recipe! I added another 3/4 cup of sugar to please my grandkids and it will be on our Thanksgiving table. It's a nice change from the usual cranberry orange sauce we generally have. Can't wait to try it on turkey sandwiches! Carole in Orlando"
"This is a great change from the 'quick, open a can of cranberries' I normally would do. Easy to prepare recipe with good flavor and texture. I did add an additional 1/4 cup sugar and it still had a good amount of tartness."
"Well, at my luncheon the cranberry lovers really thought this was a great recipe! On the other hand, since it looked similar to regular cranberry sauce, many did not even try it. Cranberries-you either love them or hate them!"
"Excellent! Perfect blend of sweet and tart. I halved the recipe since I was cooking for a small group. Very easy and tasty."
"Kudos Kitten... Kudos! I could reiterate CeeBee's comments, here, but why repeat an excellent review? I used fresh cranberries, and Splenda, Kitten, because of dietary considerations. (Fortunately at this time of year, they are plentiful, so I purchase the packages by the 2 dozen lots and freeze them for use throughout the year). Easy to make; the final quantity was 6 X 1 cup jars which I processed in a hot water bath and there we have fantastic Christmas gifts ready to go... Delicious, indeed. Thanks Kitts for sharing another of your goodies."