If you’re team canned cranberry sauce, then I have the perfect canned cranberry sauce recipe for you. It’s fresh, citrusy and takes delicious canned cranberry sauce to another level.

For years, people have given me a hard time about eating canned cranberry sauce vs. fresh homemade cranberry sauce during the holidays. That stops today! This easy to make recipe takes canned cranberry sauce and turns is on its head!

Easy Canned Cranberry Sauce – Healthyish Foods

What You’ll Need

Canned Cranberry Sauce – Be sure to grab the jellied version and not the whole cranberry version. You will need two cans for this recipe.

Oranges – Using a sharp knife, cut the ends off your orange. Stand the orange upright and slice off the outer skin or peel. Once the segments are exposed, you will be able to see the membrane. The membrane is the thin, paper like connective tissue that holds the orange together. Simply slice next to the membrane on the right side of the segment then again on the left side of the segment. The orange segment should easily pop out, free of any membrane. Repeat for all of the orange segments.

Pomegranate Seeds or Arils – You will need about one cup of pomegranate seeds. Be sure to get off all of the white pieces.

Italian Parsley – Freshly chop some Italian parsley for this recipe. The fresh herbs help tone down the sweetness from the canned cranberry. It also tastes amazing with the fresh citrus.

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

  • Open both cans of jellied cranberry with a can opener.
  • Lay the cranberry cylinder on its side and slice it into 6-8 slices per can.
  • Place the cranberry on a platter.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds, chopped Italian parsley, and fresh orange segments.
  • Gently toss until well combined.
  • Spoon the citrus salad over the canned cranberry slices.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve chilled.

How to Serve Cranberry Sauce

Remove the cranberry cylinder from the can and slice it into rounds.

Arrange the rounds on a platter.

Top with citrus salad and serve chilled.

Easy Canned Cranberry Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store any leftover cranberry sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Looking for more holiday recipes?

Easy Canned Cranberry Sauce – Healthyish Foods
Easy Canned Cranberry Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Easy Canned Cranberry Sauce

If you’re team canned cranberry sauce, then I have the perfect canned cranberry sauce recipe for you. It’s fresh, citrusy and takes delicious canned cranberry sauce to another level.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3 oranges, peel and remove segments
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, fresh chopped

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • platter

Instructions 

  • Open both cans of jellied cranberry with a can opener.
  • Lay the cranberry cylinder on its side and slice it into 6-8 slices per can.
  • Place the cranberry on a platter.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds, chopped Italian parsley, and fresh orange segments.
  • Gently toss until well combined.
  • Spoon the citrus salad over the canned cranberry slices.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 141kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 23mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 211IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg