Cranberry sauce is one of the easiest and most forgiving Thanksgiving dishes to make from scratch — and now is the time to do it. Simmer a batch of sauce on the stove tonight, store it in the fridge, and you can cross at least one thing off your list for Thursday. Here are a few recipes to get your started, from a traditional spiced sauce to Canal House's port-infused take on the usual canned jelly.All you need is a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries, a little sugar and the flavorings of your choice to transform the tart fruits into a spoonable sauce, chunky relish or smooth jelly. Most recipes are so quick, you could even make one of each and appease every cranberry sauce preference at your table.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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