If you need a simple and quick Canned Cranberry Sauce Recipe, then look no further. Canned cranberry sauce never tasted this amazing with just a few additional ingredients, and it’s shocking how delicious this hack version tastes with a few yummy ingredients. Save time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by making this recipe.
I stumbled upon this recipe when my husband wanted my homemade cranberry sauce in the summertime. Of course, it isn’t easy to find fresh whole cranberries when it’s not holiday time. Well, I found a clever way to make it, and I made a simpler version in the process.
My family loves Thanksgiving and we have a few favorite recipes. We enjoy cooking and ultimately love great food! Here is our lineup for most Thanksgivings:
Jazz Up Canned Cranberry Sauce Recipe
You’ll be super surprised by how easy this recipe is to make. And you’ll be more shocked at how it tastes like homemade cranberry sauce. To be honest with you, I can’t tell the difference.
Growing up, my mom served our family the jelled canned cranberry sauce, and she carefully removed it from the can, sliced it up, and placed it on a plate. As you probably guessed, my brothers and I weren’t big fans of cranberry sauce.
Well, fast forward to many Thanksgiving later, and my sister-in-law makes a fresh homemade cranberry sauce. She added whole cranberries with diced apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It was heavenly and so much better than what I grew up for many years. Who knew homemade cranberry sauce recipes were floating out there that our family didn’t know existed.
So, now at Thanksgiving, I make a maple syrup cranberry sauce that is similar to my sister-in-law’s recipe. It is a delicious sauce but is limited to finding fresh whole cranberries.
And if you want cranberry sauce during the other 11 months of the year, you’re going without it.
Well, this is what happened when my husband was craving my recipe in the summer.
I decided to buy some canned cranberry sauce and add a few ingredients. Well, the results were fabulous! And if you want whole cranberries in the mix, I found that dried cranberries do the trick. Just add hot water to them, and they plump right up. At least some do, and the other reconstitute to about half their original size.
Jazzed up Canned Cranberry Sauce
- 14 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 apple peeled and diced
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup boiling water
- Peel, core, and dice the apple.
- Place whole dried cranberries in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside and let it sit.
- Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan over low to medium heat.
- Saute the apple with cinnamon for a minute.
- Add brown sugar and heat until sugar dissolves.
- Add cranberry jelly to the apples and mix thoroughly.
- Drain reconstituted cranberries and add to the cranberry sauce.
- Mix in and remove from stove. Serve warm or chilled.
I love this canned cranberry sauce recipe and I hope your family loves it as well. And what a especially love about this recipe is the time-saving element. So, this recipe not only saves time but doesn’t scrimp on flavor!
Well, until Monday’s new post, take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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How much brown sugar? Not in ingredients list.
I spaced, placing the brown sugar in the recipe. It’s one tablespoon. You can substitute maple syrup if you like for the brown sugar. Thanks for catching my mistake. Happy Thanksgiving!
I was already making it and eyeballed about a tablespoon or so. It tastes delicious and is chilling for tomorrow.