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When gathering for Thanksgiving, you probably have strong opinions about how dishes should be prepared. That definitely includes cranberry sauce (or jelly, or relish, what have you). Tangy, sweet, and citrusy—turkey’s classic accompaniment is made from a fruit that’s a veritable superfood. So it’s a shame that the default offering arrives in the form of a gelatinized blob. It’s cranberry season right now, and making a sauce from scratch can be just as easy as opening up a can (well, almost)—and more flavorful, too. Fun fact: cranberries naturally thicken while cooking, so any additional agents are generally unneeded. From whole berries in a zesty sauce to a molded version that’s only missing the signature can-rib, here are 10 cranberry sauce recipes that will guarantee happiness at the table.

Roasted Cranberry Sauce

Roasted Cranberry Sauce
Jenny Huang

Spice things up this Thanksgiving with this roasty, toasty riff on Turkey’s favorite sidekick. Get the recipe >

Cranberry-Walnut Relish

Cranberry-Walnut Relish
Farideh Sadeghin

Raw cranberries and earthy walnuts are transformed into a tart, fresh condiment for turkey. Get the recipe >

Cranberry–Orange Relish

Cranberry Relish
Matt Taylor-Gross

This bracingly tart relish is the perfect foil for a rich Thanksgiving spread. Get the recipe >

Pickled Cranberries

Pickled Cranberries
Nicole Franzen

Pickling takes the natural sweet-tart nature of the cranberry and amplifies it. Like so many cranberry sauce recipes, this one pairs well with turkey, chicken and ham. Get the recipe >

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

Cranberry Ginger Chutney
Todd Coleman

This sophisticated take on cranberry sauce, laced with spices and plenty of fresh ginger, gets a boost from chopped celery and tart apples. Get the recipe >

Apple-Cranberry Relish

Apple-Cranberry Relish

Sautéed garlic and onion, plus a little bit of salt, add a savory note to this sweet-tart relish, which gets its body from the natural pectin in the poached, puréed cranberries. Get the recipe >

Whole Cranberry Sauce

Whole Cranberry Sauce
Vanessa Rees

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple. Get the recipe >

Classic Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without cranberry sauce—forget the canned variety and make this recipe instead. Get the recipe >

Minted Cranberry Sauce

Minted Cranberry Sauce
Helen Rosner

Fresh mint adds a twist to classic cranberry sauce. Get the recipe >

Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Brandy adds depth and black peppercorns balance the tart flavor in this version of the classic cranberry sauce. Get the recipe >

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