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Cranberry sauce, tips for cranberry sauce

Grilling Tips - Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is prepared on the smoker and adds great flavor to your Thanksgiving meal.  

Grilling Tips - How to Fix Too Much Liquid in your Cranberry Sauce

If you've added too much liquid and your cranberry sauce isn't setting, there are a couple of things that you can do.  You can try reducing the sauce down by cooking off more of the liquid.  If this doesn't work, you can add a thickener like gelatin, pectin, or a cornstarch slurry.  Make sure you let the sauce cool before you put it in the refrigerator to set. 


Grilling Tips - How to Fix A Too-Bitter Cranberry Sauce

If you don't have time or the ability to reheat the sauce to boiling, granulated sugar might make the situation worse. Adding maple syrup for sweetness works great because it is already a liquid so it will incorporate easily.  After you add some maple syrup, add something tangy like apple juice or orange juice to enhance the sweetness of the existing sugars.