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Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
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Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is sweet and tangy with a delightful chunky texture. Easy to make with a few ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #cranberrysauce, #pineapplecranberrysauce, sidedish
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 450kcal


  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice from drained pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup granulated sugar use more or less as preferred
  • 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves optional


  • Drain pineapple tidbits thoroughly in a fine sieve set over a large measuring cup. Press pineapple tidbits against sieve to drain all of the juice. Will have about 1 cup of pineapple juice.
  • Set aside pineapple tidbits.
  • Pour pineapple JUICE and granulated sugar into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture boils and sugar dissolves.
  • Slowly add cranberries. Immediately cover saucepan with a lid OR splatter screen as protection from HOT simmering cranberries that will POP UP AND OUT OF THE SAUCEPAN.
  • Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Most of the fruit will burst.
  • Turn off heat. Carefully and quickly pour in drained pineapple tidbits. Stir until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Taste a cooled sample. If desired, stir in one tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon cloves. Pineapples will be firm. To make them a bit softer, simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Pour Pineapple Cranberry Sauce into a medium sized container. Seal tightly with a lid or foil.
  • Cool in refrigerator 24 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld together. Tastes great warm, but MUCH BETTER after 24 hours in fridge.
  • Or refrigerate for up to two weeks.
  • Makes about 2-1/2 cups.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg