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The Must-Have Sauce, with a Twist
Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving essential—but it doesn't have to be boring. This fresh version is somewhat less tart than the traditional recipe, since it's balanced out with a combination of sweet orange, or apricot, marmalade and pineapple preserves. The recipe is simple (no chopping, slicing or dicing; just simmer everything together). Even better—the sauce can be made up to two weeks before the big day.

Get the recipe: Pineapple-Cranberry Sauce