Make It Now: 7 Fresh Recipes for Cranberry Sauce

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.

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Spiced Cranberry Sauce (pictured) - The Kitchn
Fresh Cranberry Relish - The Kitchn
Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée (pictured) at Food52
Cranberry Sauce with Quince and Bay at Ciao Samin
Spiced Tea Cranberry Sauce at Sunset
Cranberry Grappa Jelly at Gourmet
Nutty Cranberry Relish at The Bitten Word

What kind of cranberry sauce are you making this year?

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(Images: Megan Gordon; James Ransom/Food52)