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

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