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My Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce {First of My Thanksgiving Post}

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry, the question may be why homemade?  Believe me, you will never buy canned ever again.  This recipe is fabulous, fresh cranberries, pomegranate juice, dried cherries, and pecans.  The pectin in the berries brings it all together in this amazing thick sauce.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce has been on our Thanksgiving dinner table for years. Mother use to make it from the recipe on the back of the bag of cranberries.  I decided a couple of years ago that I wanted to add some sweet tartness flavor, so I added pomegranate juice and dried cherries along with some chopped pecans for some crunch. 

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The family loved the new flavor combination of my spin on an old recipe, and it has become our new tradition for our Thanksgiving meal.  Don't you just love making new traditions?  Especially with the next generation that is coming up.

I have to mention that one of my favorite sandwiches during the holidays is home-style turkey and traditional dressing with cranberry-relish, mayonnaise and leaf lettuce on multigrain bread!  I am so excited and looking forward to the holidays!

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce


  • 12 oz. fresh whole cranberries
  • 8 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 7 oz. dried cherries
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped

Bring to boil in a medium saucepan, cranberries, pomegranate juice and sugar.

Boil 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, being sure to be careful with cranberries popping, not to burn yourself.  The mixture will thicken as it cooks.

Add cherries and pecans and mix well.  Pour into a bowl and refrigerate.

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  1. This sounds delicious! I'm a huge cranberry fan, and this sauce sounds easy and delicious. Mom has a great cranberry salad recipe, but this would be fantastic, as well! :) I love Thanksgiving food posts!

  2. I love homemade cranberries for the holidays. Your recipe looks great!

  3. I have never attempted to make cranberry sauce..I always by the oceanspray canned stuff. I think I will give this a try this year!!
    Also Ms.K, I wanted to know , what program do you use to put text on your photos

  4. This is beautiful. Don't you just love the color? I make a cranberry relish that was my Grandmother's recipe. I've never made cranberry sauce. I must give this a try.

    1. Thank you Lita ~ you are right...the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think on your cranberry sauce!

  5. Hi Kay,
    There is nothing better than a great homemade Cranberry Sauce, your recipe looks delicious! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. What a perfect cranberry sauce . I love all the different fruits and nuts. Thanks for sharing

  7. Looks delicious! I found your recipe next to my project at The Dedicated House. :) Megan

  8. This looks heavenly. Im now following you on Pinterest. Please come visit me at

  9. Cranberries are one of my favorite things at Thanksgiving. This looks delicious and easy! I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays -

  10. I love homemade chunky cranberry sauce so much more than canned! This looks really tasty :)

  11. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see some of your great ideas again this week on 'Or so she says ...'

  12. This looks great -- will be adding this to our Thanksgiving table this week.

  13. Yum! I love making my own cranberry sauce :) Please share this at Iron Chef Mom: Cranberries

  14. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays. Have a great day!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above