This is a recipe I found waaaaay back in the day when searching for recipes on the web was a long shot. Allrecipes.com was one of the only sites you could count on to have the recipe you were searching for, but as with any “user-generated content”, you can’t assume the recipe has been tried and tested. This one has, by me, almost every Thanksgiving for over a decade. It’s perfectly sweet and tart and has just the right amount of spice from just a small bundle of dried cloves, allspice and cinnamon.
3 c fresh cranberries
1 c water, plus 2 tbs
4 allspice berries
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 c sugar
Place fresh cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Wrap cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon stick in a piece of cheesecloth and secure with kitchen string. Place in the water with cranberries. Cook until cranberries begin to burst, about 7 minutes. Stir in sugar and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Discard spice bag. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.
Makes about 3 cups. check out these other these other go-to sides, perfect for this thanksgiving (all the recipes you need, below)