3 Things You Should Keep in Mind When Making Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce
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Roasted turkey and cranberry sauce are a match made in heaven, and they’re one of the most popular Thanksgiving combos. Your cranberry sauce will taste even more delicious if you decide to make it on your own—as long as you keep these three things in mind.

Fresh Fruits

Cranberries are the main ingredient used in this sauce and it’s crucial that you’re using quality fruits. When picking your fresh berries, make sure they’re firm, plump, and blemish-free, and try to buy lightly colored berries whenever possible.

Other Ingredients

Most cranberry sauce recipes call for water and orange juice, but using pomegranate juice as a liquid base is also an option. White sugar is also one of the main ingredients, but it can be reduced, or replaced with healthier options, such as Splenda and Stevia.

Proper Storage

It’s likely you won’t eat your cranberry sauce all at once, so it’s important to store it properly. Always remember to let it cool down before putting It inside your fridge, and refrigerate it for up to ten days. If you want to make cranberry sauce ahead of the holidays, freezing it is also an option.