Thanksgiving Recipe: Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

Make Thanksgiving easier on yourself with this make ahead recipe for cranberry sauce.

When you think about Thanksgiving a few weeks in advance, it probably leaves you with a warm feeling. On the holiday, friends and family gather to share a traditional meal, express gratitude, and enjoy each other’s company.

On the day of Thanksgiving, you might be feeling differently. If you’re the chef to whom the bulk of the cooking falls, this day can get pretty crazy. Between preparing a fairly large bird, crafting plenty of side dishes, and still being expected to turn out a decent looking pie or two, Thanksgiving isn’t easy in the kitchen.

We know the struggle, and we want to help! That’s why we’ve handpicked this Thanksgiving recipe for cranberry sauce that you can make ahead. To take at least one thing off your to-do list, you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of dark brown sugar
  • 16 ounces of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup of orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons of minced cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium. Add the ginger and cook for two minutes, stirring regularly. Add in the orange juice, sugar, and cranberries.

Cook until the cranberries burst open, forming a thick sauce. Stir in the marmalade and remove from the heat.

Right before you serve the sauce, stir in the cilantro and pepper.

You can make this sauce up to four days in advance; just keep it refrigerated!

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