Cranberry Sauce and Relish Recipes

No holiday spread is complete without this classic condiment.

Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce Recipes

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Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce Recipes

There's nothing that puts the finishing touch on a holiday spread quite like a vibrant hued dish of cranberry sauce. Cranberries truly are a calling card of the season. But, after the last guest has left, don't ditch those berries! When it comes to the leftovers, no post-Turkey Day sandwich is complete without a spread of this holiday favorite.

We'll start you off with a classic version, Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Beautiful orange zest is the perfect finishing touch to this delicious condiment.

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Classic Cranberry Sauce Recipes

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Classic Cranberry Sauce

Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves boost the taste of this traditional whole-berry cranberry sauce. Vary the character by adding toasted nuts or other fruits.

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Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish Recipes

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Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

Allow at least one day in the refrigerator to marry the bright, fresh flavors and you will see it is well worth the wait. Make up to three days ahead.

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Basic Cranberry Sauce

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Basic Cranberry Sauce

This indispensable holiday accompaniment was so easy and flavorful, it inspired Mandivola to promise, "I will never buy cranberry sauce from a can again! It came out perfectly and it was very low maintenance to make. Delicious!"

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Framboise Cranberry Sauce Recipes

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Framboise Cranberry Sauce

Belgian Framboise Lambic beer—a frothy, berry-colored beverage—adds an underlying sweetness that complements the cranberries.

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Spirited Cranberry-Apricot Sauce Recipe

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Spirited Cranberry-Apricot Sauce

We love the unexpected flavor the apricots bring in this recipe. Serve with Thanksgiving turkey or as a festive weeknight accompaniment to Peppercorn Pork Medalions.

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Cranberry-Kumquat-Date Relish Recipe

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Cranberry-Kumquat-Date Relish

Make this relish ahead, and keep it refrigerated. Serve with turkey as an alternative to the usual cranberry sauce.

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Cranberry, Cherry, and Walnut Chutney Recipe

Cranberry, Cherry, and Walnut Chutney

Aside from making a stellar accompaniment to roast turkey, this chutney is great for gift giving; pack in a ribbon-tied jelly jar. It also goes well with roast chicken, pork tenderloin, or ham.

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Cranberry-Apple Relish Recipe

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Cranberry-Apple Relish

This tangy cranberry-apple relish is a perfect make-ahead holiday side; you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days before serving.

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Cranberry-Maple Butter Recipe

Cranberry-Maple Butter

Serve during a holiday breakfast, alongside a turkey, or spread on a sandwich—you'll love it no matter how you decide to use it.

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Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider Recipe

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Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider

Apple cider stands in for water to add dimension to this cranberry sauce. It's great with pork or turkey. Try some as a relish on a sandwich made with leftovers.

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Gingered Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Gingered Cranberry Sauce

Make up to a week ahead, and store, covered, in the refrigerator. The strong ginger flavor of this basic cranberry sauce goes well with turkey and herb-infused gravy.

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Cranberry Chutney Recipe

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Cranberry Chutney

Slivered almonds add crunch to reader Mary's favorite chutney, which she serves with shrimp or chicken.

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Cranberry-Fig Relish Recipe

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Cranberry-Fig Relish

Toasted pecans add a pleasing crunch to this fruity condiment. If you make it a few days ahead, leave out the nuts until just before serving so they'll remain crunchy. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich with horseradish or cream cheese.

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