8 Cranberry Sauces We Adore

The scarlet starlet of Thanksgiving puts sassy sweetness on the dinner plate. Here are eight must-try canned and homemade sauces.


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New England Colonial Cranberry Sauce
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New England Colonial Cranberry Sauce

    Why we like it: Produced in small batches, this sauce has a pure, clean taste.

    Where to get it: NewEnglandCranberry.com, 12 oz., $6

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Wild Thymes Cranberry Apple Walnut Sauce

    Why we like it: Intense, sweet flavor with an applesauce-like consistency. Hints of orange and lemon, and slight crunch from finely chopped walnuts, make this sauce a treat.

    Where to get it: WildThymes.com, 11 oz., $6

    Try it with:

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Ocean Spray Whole Berry

    Why we like it: It's the ready-to-use sauce you grew up with -- and a proven crowd pleaser, with whole berries and a mild, sweet-tart flavor.

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Robert Rothschild Pomegranate Cranberry Chutney with Onions

    Why we like it: Vinegar adds powerful zing to this relish-style sauce. Citrus complements chunks of fruit and vegetables.

    Where to get it: RobertRothschild.com, 11 oz., $8

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Ginger-Lime Cranberry Sauce

    Why we like it: Fresh ginger and lime juice add an appealing hint of fruit to this to 20-minute sauce. You can even make it ahead and chill it in the fridge for up to three days.

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Zinfandel Cranberry Sauce

    Why we like it: You can flavor this sauce with Zinfandel wine or cranberry juice. Fresh mint adds freshness -- and the sauce is equally delicious warm and cold.

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Can't-Be-Beat Cranberry Relish

    Why we like it: Fresh fennel adds a captivating licorice-like flavor and crunch. Cut down on last-minute prep by making it in the morning and chilling it until serving time.

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New Cranberry Sauce

    Why we like it: Ingredients like persimmon and rosemary add a surprising (but still delicious) twist to this unique sauce. It's also quick to make -- just 30 minutes from start to finish.

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