One of the M*U*S*T dishes for a thanksgiving would be Cranberry Sauce. This sauce made with so many variations is most loved not only for its taste but also for its versatility. It can be incorporated in so many ways that its no wonder that cranberry gets the most prominent place during the Holiday season.I use this sauce as a topping for my cheesecake!

It tastes so yum that you end up eating more than you would have wanted to! I learn t from a friendly neighbor back in Washington. I modified her recipe a wee bit to add in more fresh ingredients instead of canned/bottled items.

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  • Yields: Makes around 3-4 cups
  • About 1-1/2 cups cranberries, well rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh raspberry, cleaned
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • approx 1 tsp of Orange zest
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan except walnuts and bring to a boil. The cranberries will start popping open, lower the heat to medium and cook for about 10 more min.


Skim off the foam that forms on the surface of the mixture.


Now add walnuts and stir for another 2 min. Switch off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Use it for your Turkey preparation or refrigerate for a dessert later.

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By Divya Kudua on Nov 18, 2008 drooling..;-)would taste heavenly on a cheesecake..even when had plain,just to lick away to glory..;-)

By Vanamala on Nov 18, 2008

wow nice one...

By Mansi on Nov 18, 2008

This looks amazingly pretty DK! and yes, there can't be a Thanksgiving without Cranberries! I'm bakign a cake this week, so should post it by the weekend:)

and the pumpkin pie looks great too, esp with that ginger in the crust!:)

thanks for the delicious entries girl!:)

By Kitchen Flavours on Nov 18, 2008

Mouth watering sause.

By rekhas kitchen on Nov 18, 2008

lovely mouthwatering Ican imagine with cheese cake ooooho

By Priya on Nov 18, 2008

Lovely colour..utterly delicious...

By veggie belly on Nov 18, 2008

im not a big fan of cranberry sauce with savory foods. but cranberry sauce on cheesecake?! yes please!! thats a great idea! your sauce must be amazing with the orange zest and walnuts..

By Madhu on Nov 18, 2008

Love the cranberry colour, temptingly delicious.

By karuna on Nov 18, 2008

yummy sauce.fits the mood of the festive season

By Curry Leaf on Nov 17, 2008

Lovely DK.I wish you had also shown the cheesecake pic though

By Cham on Nov 17, 2008

Gal I imagine the sauce all over the cheese cake , yummmmmmm.... Very chuncky sauce for the season!