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The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipes For Thanksgiving

Homemade is so much better than the canned stuff.
11/15/2011 09:48am ET | Updated November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without cranberry sauce. If you think about it, cranberry sauce is THE reason we're able to enjoy all that stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey. Its perfect combination of tart and sweet adds a fresh flavor to our favorite carb-heavy meal.

We're not talking about canned cranberry sauce -- we've already gone over how we feel about that. We're talking homemade, fresh, fruity cranberry sauces. If you've never tried a homemade version, you're in for a wonderful surprise.

To highlight the importance of this Thanksgiving side, we've put together the best of the best cranberry sauce recipes out there -- now, all you need to do is choose one (or a couple) for this year's feast.

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Cranberry Sauce
Simply Recipes
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2
Cranberry Chutney
Alaska From Scratch
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3
Jellied Cranberry Sauce With Fuji Apple
Frances Janisch/Food & Wine
4
Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée
James Ransom/Food52
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5
Cabernet Cranberry And Blueberry Sauce
Averie Cooks
6
Cranberry Pear Salsa
How Sweet It Is
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7
Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Alexandra Cooks
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8
Apple Cranberry Chutney
Simply Recipes
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9
Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce
Two Peas & Their Pod
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10
Orange Blossom Ale Cranberry Sauce
The Beeroness
11
Raspberry Cranberry Sauce
A Spicy Perspective
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12
Roasted Cranberry Sauce
Macheesmo
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13
Bourbon Vanilla Cranberry Sauce
Eat Live Run
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14
Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce
Gimme Some Oven
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15
Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce
Family Fresh Cooking
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16
Cranberry And Orange Ginger Mango Chutney
Averie Cooks
17
Cranberry, Clementine And Pumpkin Seed Conserve
Frances Janisch/Food & Wine
18
Dried Cherry & Orange Cranberry Sauce
Cookin' Canuck
19
Boozy Cranberry Sauce with Port Wine & Cloves
Cookin' Canuck
20
Cranberry Applesauce
Simply Recipes
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21
Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Gimme Some Oven
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22
Candied Ginger Cranberry Sauce
A Beautiful Mess
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