There’s nothing quite like fresh cranberry sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey. But this year, make your sauce more exciting than the typical cranberry/orange combination. Here are two twists on your standard cranberry sauce that are really easy to make. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already!
For the spice-lovers in your family, Chipotle Cranberry Sauce has smoky heat with a touch of earthy cumin. But the pinch of cinnamon keeps it from straying too far from the holiday theme. You may want to make a double batch, because the leftovers of this sauce are fantastic on Friday’s turkey sandwiches (or do you tuck into your leftovers on Thursday night?).
If you aren’t into spicy food, Balsamic Cranberry sauce is slightly more traditional. The sweet-tart balsamic is a perfect complement to the cranberries and lets you go a little lighter on the sugar. Balsamic also makes the recipe a slightly deeper red color that looks really beautiful on your table.
Not only is fresh cranberry sauce quick and easy to make, but you can also store it in your fridge for up to a week. That means you can make it a few days before Thanksgiving and just heat it up in the microwave before serving. One less thing to worry about on the crazy day of Thanksgiving!