Here is a basic recipe to which you can add any, or all, of the following: chopped, candied ginger; ground cinnamon; ground cloves and allspice; grated orange and lemon peel. Or, serve as is.


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups (or less) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


    Place the cranberries in a saucepan with the water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until the skins burst, 6 to 8 minutes.

    Remove from the heat and add the sugar and salt. Stir thoroughly, cool and chill.

    From A Southern Thanksgiving: Recipes and Musings for a Manageable Feast (Bloomsbury) by Robb Forman Dew.

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