Sweet Tart Cranberry Sauce For Thanksgiving

Almond liquor adds a twist to this otherwise classic recipe. Cranberry sauce is a cinch to make and can be made up to a week in advance, just wait for it to cool completely before storing in the frig in an air-tight container.

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cranberry sauce recipe
Makes 4 cups of cranberry sauce

1 12-ounce bags of fresh cranberries, rinsed
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup almond flavor liquid
2 cinnamon sticks


Mix cranberries, water, sugar, almond liquid, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minute, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and a thick sauce forms.

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  1. Jennifer,
    I printed the recipe for cranberry sauce and it says almond flavored liquid. My husband purchased almond extract. Is there a way to substitute this in place of Almond Liquor?
    thank you and LOVE your recipes!

    • Skinny Chef says:

      Sure! Just add a teaspoon of the extract and a little water. That will also cut back on the calorie load.. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for the kind words!

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