It may sound cliché, but Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn't be the same without cranberry sauce. At a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, there's so much rich, heavy food — buttery, creamy mashed potatoes; gravy rich with meaty essence; thick, sweet yams; and let's not forget the turkey itself — that you need something with a little tang and acidity to keep your appetite going. That's where cranberry sauce comes in. But how do you make a delicious cranberry sauce?
That's why The Daily Meal has gathered together some helpful tips along with some of our best cranberry sauce recipes to help you make a killer cranberry sauce that will have guests begging for more. We teamed up with Laura Cipullo, author of the blog Mom Dishes It Out, for some advice. Here's what she had to say about making great cranberry sauce:
Be sure to check out our recipes in the slideshow. Making cranberry sauce certainly doesn't have to be complicated, and we hope you find our tips and recipes helpful as you plan your Thanksgiving to-do list.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.