Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is chunky with a delicious sweet-tangy flavor.
Homemade tastes better than canned and is easy to make with a few ingredients.
Pairs well with chicken, ham and turkey.
Also good slathered on a ham sandwich!
Pairs well with my Cornbread Bundt Dressing.
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FASCINATING CRANBERRY FACTS
Consider purchasing several bags of fresh cranberries to freeze. You’ll have plenty to snack on or use in a favorite recipe.
INSPECT AND RINSE FRESH CRANBERRIES BEFORE USING
Fresh cranberries should be checked for bad fruit. Keep the firm ones and discard the damaged pieces.
THOROUGHLY RINSE FRESH CRANBERRIES BEFORE USING
Place the cranberries in a colander and rinse thoroughly under running water before using.
SWEETEN WITH PINEAPPLE TIDBITS, PINEAPPLE JUICE AND SUGAR (OR USE SUGAR SUBSTITUTES)
Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with pineapple tidbits, pineapple juice and granulated sugar.
If you prefer, use a sugar substitute or sweeten with honey.
COVER THE SAUCEPAN WITH A TIGHT LID OR SPLATTER SHIELD WHILE CRANBERRIES SIMMER.
While cranberries simmer, they WILL pop up high and burst. To protect you and surrounding surfaces, cover saucepan with a lid or splatter shield.
Although Pineapple Cranberry Sauce tastes good freshly made, it is MUCH BETTER after 24 hours in the fridge.
Refrigeration firms up the sauce and helps flavors to meld together.
MAKE AHEAD AT LEAST TWO WEEKS
Pineapple Cranberry Sauce can be made at least two weeks in advance as long as it is kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated until ready to use.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
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The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.