Festive Cranberry Sauce

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Combine cranberries, sugar, 3/4 cup water and almond extract in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high hear; reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cranberries are tender and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Return mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir remaining 1/4 cup water into cornstarch in small cup until smooth; stir into boiling mixture. Boil for 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups