Cranberry sauce is made by boiling cranberries with sugar in water until they pop and reduces the mixture to thicken it. It can be flavored by using various ingredients like orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup, almonds or orange juice. The sauce is present in the market in an un-condensed loose form or jellied. Generally sour tasting, the sauce may be sweetened to taste.
Cranberry sauce is a favorite on Thanksgiving day as a combination with turkey. It can be used to prepare cranberry nut loaf, cranberry squares, cranberry sauce crumble and as a topping for waffles. Cranberry sauce contains a high amount of calories.