I have fond memories of my dad taking out the jar of cranberry sauce every year on Thanksgiving. I was always perplexed by that jiggly jewel toned blob that came out the jar and that he loved. I was always taken aback by it and would staunchly state that I didn't like it - honestly I'm not even sure if I ever tried it or if I was just weirded out by it!
About five years ago, I realized that I actually loved cranberries in everything so I figured why not try to make my own homemade cranberry sauce and this simple side dish (relish?) is my absolute favorite. It's the one thing I look forward to all year and that my brother always makes sure to ask if I'll be making it. I always make a double batch for leftovers but the recipe below if for one batch (you can easily double the recipe thought!)
This is also a great recipe to prep ahead of a busy day of cooking (in fact I think it taste better if you let it chill overnight). I think making it 4-5 days in advance would work perfectly -just keep it stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I hope you enjoy my homemade cranberry sauce!
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