Raspberry Cranberry Sauce brings a sweet, tangy twist to the traditional recipe. It cooks up in no time and is a delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner!
Raspberry Cranberry Sauce
This beautiful Raspberry Cranberry Sauce is a tasty twist on the traditional recipe. I got the inspiration for this recipe when our kids were guzzling down cran-raspberry juice one morning and it hit me: this would make such a yummy Thanksgiving sauce! The sweetness of the raspberries combined with tart cranberries with a hint of almond flavor make this perfect for serving on turkey, rolls, leftover sandwiches, just about anything!
Make it Fresh in Just a Few Minutes
This homemade cranberry sauce recipe is really easy to make from scratch and tastes SO much better than that canned stuff you find at the grocery store. It only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish, making it one of the easiest dishes you’ll make for the big meal.
- Bring some sugar and water to boil in a saucepan on the stove.
- Add whole, fresh cranberries and fresh raspberries to the stove and let them simmer for about ten minutes.
- Strain the berry mixture over a large bowl to catch any larger berries, then use a wire whisk to mash berries up to the consistency you like.
- Add the berries back to the sauce, then mix in almond or vanilla extract, cover with foil and let it cool.
- That’s it! You’ll be amazed how quickly this comes together and how delicious sauce made from scratch can be!
What to Serve with this Recipe
- Serve this beautiful sauce with our Thanksgiving turkey.
- It also tastes yummy on our homemade crescent rolls.
- I am also really excited to try it on our Pilgrim Turkey Sandwiches, one of my very favorite ways to use up leftover turkey and leftover cranberry sauce.
- Double the recipe so you can take some little containers around to family and friends. This would make for a pretty little holiday gift!
More Cranberry Recipes
I can’t get enough of that tart cranberry flavor this time of year. Try some of our very favorite cranberry dishes with your next holiday meal and enjoy the season!
- Cranberry Salsa – A sweet and savory cranberry dip served with cream cheese and tortilla chips
- Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce – A cranberry sauce with a little less sugar for those watching their sugar intake
- Cranberry Sausage Stuffing – This is my personal favorite stuffing with cranberries, sausage, apples, and sage
- Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese Ball – The perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving, or any November day
- Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce – This recipes uses orange juice and orange zest to give a citrus-y spin to the classic cranberry sauce
- Cranberry Chicken – Cranberry sauce, pecans, Catalina dressing, and onion soup mix transform boring chicken breasts into a fancy meal for any night of the week
How to Make Raspberry Cranberry Sauce
- Pour the sugar and water into a large saucepan. Stir together and bring to a boil on high.
- Add the cranberries and raspberries and return to boiling. Turn the heat down to medium so it is a low boil and cook for 10 minutes.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the sauce in so the strainer catches the berries. Use a wire whisk to mash the berries to desired consistency then add them back to the sauce. Stir in the almond extract then cover with some aluminum foil and let the sauce cool to room temperature on the counter.