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Old 04-09-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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I would start out with a little less water, and maybe 1/2 cup of maple syrup, or maybe honey. Don't know about the xylitol. If you try it, let me know how it works!
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Ocean Spray cranberry sauce recipe:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

I never add more than 3/4 cup of sugar.
If you use maple syrup or honey, you'll need less. Yes, maybe 1/2 cup.
When using a liquid sweetener, you use less water.

Something like this:

Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce - Cookie and Kate
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:21 PM
 
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I use the recipe on the bag of fresh cranberries, probably what Gerania is referring to. I also use less sugar, but you need some sweetener, as cranberries are so tart.

I couldn't stand the stuff in the can, it made me gag. My sister told me about making it from fresh berries. I love it! It tastes so refreshing & is so easy.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Instead of the granulated sugar could a person use 3/4 cup maple syrup or xylitol?
Maple Syrup maybe but Xylitol?? That's a sugar alcohol derived from plants. Why would you use that instead of real sugar? Sometimes the artificial stuff is worse.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Maple Syrup maybe but Xylitol?? That's a sugar alcohol derived from plants. Why would you use that instead of real sugar? Sometimes the artificial stuff is worse.
Because some people have a problem with sugar.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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I use white (firm) honey instead of sugar, zest and juice of one or two fresh mandarins, bag of cranberries and a cup of water.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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To this, ( minus the salt) I add a bag of dried cherries.Its
Gone in 60 seconds.
Yep, my husband often adds mixed berries if he has them on hand, and sometimes nuts. It ends up being more of a chutney/relish than a smooth sauce when he does that.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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This is what I make for Thanksgiving:

Mandarin Orange- Cranberry Sauce

-11-oz can mandarin oranges, drained (reserve 1/4 cup syrup)

-12-oz pkg fresh cranberries, rinsed

-3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

-1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In microwave casserole, cook cranberries, sugar, ginger, and reserved syrup on High for 7-11 minutes (9 minutes for our microwave), covered, stirring halfway through. Stir in oranges and nuts. Chill. Makes about 3 cups.

This is DH's favorite. He puts it on turkey sandwiches, and I have to add it to the obligatory "Thanksgiving Leftovers" casserole lol.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I need suggestions. Assuming it is going to be better than the stuff you can buy in cans.
It's so easy:

1 bag fresh cranberries
1/2 C sugar (or more; I like it on the less sweet side)
1 C water (or 1/2 C water and 1/2 C orange juice)
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t cinnamon

Toss everything into a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a gentle boil, and cook until the berries are popped. Cool - the sauce will thicken as it cools.


Stuff you can add: orange, lemon or lime zest
chopped oranges
chopped nuts
chopped dried fruit (apricot is good)
a splash of vanilla
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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This is what I make for Thanksgiving:

Mandarin Orange- Cranberry Sauce

-11-oz can mandarin oranges, drained (reserve 1/4 cup syrup)

-12-oz pkg fresh cranberries, rinsed

-3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

-1/2 cup chopped walnuts

This is DH's favorite. He puts it on turkey sandwiches, and I have to add it to the obligatory "Thanksgiving Leftovers" casserole.
Sounds delicious. Do you do anything but put leftovers in a baking dish and bake them, i.e., anything casserole-y like eggs and cream?
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