There will be nothing easier to make on your Thanksgiving menu than homemade cranberry sauce. Keep it simple and very basic or spice it up with dried fruit, juice, citrus zest, and/or spices.
Put all ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring often, until most of the cranberries have popped, 10 to 15 minutes. Add sugar and salt to taste.
Make ahead: Up to 1 week, chilled.
*Dried Blenheim apricots can be ordered from brfarms.com. Crush juniper and allspice berries with the bottom of a thick water glass or a small saucepan.
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