How do you get the bitterness out of cranberry sauce?
To cut down on the bitterness in cranberry sauce, stir in maple syrup, sweet wine or sweetened fruit juice with a pinch of salt. The salt will intensify the flavor so you don't have to add too much sweetener. Check out more problem-solving cooking tips for your holiday dinner.
What makes cranberry sauce gel?
Cranberries contains pectin, a natural starch found in many fruits and veggies, which gels when it's combined with sugar and acid.
Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor