How to Serve Canned Cranberry Sauce
Canned cranberry sauce is household tradition, and for good reason. There's really no reason to make homemade if your family has been enjoying the slices of store-bought canned cranberry sauce for years. But what is in canned cranberry sauce?
Canned cranberry sauce is made with fresh cranberries that are cooked in water, sweetened, cooked again until the berries have broken down, and poured into cans. Ingredients typically include cranberries, corn syrup, water, and citric acid (a preservative). Interestingly, canned cranberry sauce does not contain gelatin or pectin because cranberries themselves have a high pectin content.
Read on for tips on prepping canned cranberry sauce and how to impress guests when you serve it.
Preparing Canned Cranberry Sauce
Most (if not all) canned cranberry sauces are actually meant to be opened from the bottom of the can. After opening with a can opener, run a knife around the jellied sauce to loosen it from the can. Gently slide the jelly onto a platter.
Serving Canned Cranberry Sauce
The most traditional way of serving canned cranberry sauce is sliced into rounds. Begin by slicing the canned cranberry sauce into ¼-inch thick rounds. For an added personal touch, use cookie cutters to cut out cute fall shapes. Arrange the slices on a serving platter, then try one of these suggested toppings.