Move over Thanksgiving!  Cranberry sauce is not just for the big tofurky day anymore.  I did make this recipe for Thanksgiving, BUT cranberry sauce is delicious for anything holiday related.  I have been enjoying this on toast lately and it is mighty tasty.


This recipe makes a lot so if your family isn't as crazy about cranberries as we are then just half the recipe and you will still have plenty.


This sauce would also make a beautiful gift to give in a basket of goodies too.

What You Will Need:

  • 24oz fresh cranberries
  • 2 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 c. whiskey (being a Tennessean I used Jack Daniels black label)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 large or 2 small cinnamon sticks 
  • 1 tsp. lime juice


  • Mix all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Once the mixture comes to boil, lower the heat and simmer the cranberry sauce for 20-25 minutes.
  • The mixture will thicken and the berries will pop and become syrupy.
  • Makes 36 oz.


I like the cranberry sauce to have some berries that are still whole, but the majority of the sauce I like to be drippy.  Let the mixture to cool and then store.  I like to store the cranberry sauce in a large Mason jar because its so beautiful and because glass is the best health wise for storing (no leeching).

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


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