Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipes

 A Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without the cranberry sauce.  This year, instead of the canned variety, make your own with this easy and delicious recipe.  This is sure to become a classic for your turkey day! Dan Hittle from Albertson's shows you how to do it and he also shares other "berry" delicious recipes.







Wake-up Breakfast Bars

This is a first-rate breakfast on the go! Get a morning dose of antioxidants with these cranberry-studded goodies that the entire family will enjoy. (Makes 12-16 bars)

  • Line a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside.

  • In a large saucepan, stir together brown sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in peanut butter and cinnamon until smooth.

  • Stir in cereal and 1/2 cup cranberries until coated.

  • Pat mixture into prepared pan, pressing firmly.

  • Press remaining cranberries on top.

  • Cover and chill until set or up to 24 hours.

  • To serve, use foil to lift mixture from pan; cut into squares. Will keep in the refrigerator for three days.



  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 5 cups bran-flakes cereal

  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried cranberries

  • Tin foil

  • Saucepan

  • Spoon

  • 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan

  • Knife for cutting

Easy Cranberry Sauce


A Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without the cranberry sauce. This year, instead of the canned variety, make your own with this easy and delicious recipe. This is sure to become a classic for your turkey day.


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice.

  • Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop (about 10 minutes).

  • Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl.

  • Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. May refrigerate for up to four days.



  • ½ - 1 cup white sugar (preferred sweetness)

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries

  • Saucepan

  • Spoon

  • Bowl

Apple Cider, Cranberry, and Ginger Punch


Whether you’re entertaining friends or family this holiday season, try this festive choice for happy hour. This tangy beverage may be made with or without your preference of spirit (and something everyone at any age can enjoy).


  • Muddle cranberries with sugar in a pitcher.

  • Add apple cider, ginger beer (or ginger ale – ginger beer has a bit more bite), lemon juice, and alcohol if desired.

  • Divide among 4 glasses.

  • Serve chilled or over ice.