Grandma Pearl’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe

cranberry sauce

Forget the can-shaped jelly roll and cook up my grandmother’s easy recipe for a chunky, crunchy sweet cranberry sauce.
Serves 12-14

Ingredients (organic if possible):

  • 16 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1 apple chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash salt

Simple Directions:

1. Combine cranberries and 1 cup of water in a large stewpot and heat until boiling.

2. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and refrigerate overnight.

Notes: This cranberry relish recipe makes a large batch – enough for a Thanksgiving table and can easily be cut in half. The sauce will last for days in the refrigerator and is a smart dish to make ahead.

image: Owl Pacino

Shilo Urban

Shilo first became interested in conscious living when she found herself working simultaneously at a mom-and-pop natural food store and a farm for endangered livestock breeds on the coast of Maine. After residing in Austin, New Zealand, Paris, Seattle, and Los Angeles, she now lives in Fort Worth, Texas where she works as a freelance writer. Her passions include international travel and wiener dogs.