Even though I try to eat vegan most of the time, I just can’t help but eat turkey on Thanksgiving… and the next day. But, although we had turkey leftovers, we didn’t have any cranberry sauce leftovers when I went to make my mom’s famous turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. So, I whipped this stuff up in 5 minutes and it was as good as if you made it on the stove for hours and hours… here’s what I did:

Cranberry Sauce

5 Minute Cranberry Sauce


  • 6 oz (1/2 bag) Cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a dash of ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice


Combine the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and stir up so that the sugar and spices are evenly mixed. Then, nuke the combination for 3 minutes (MAKE SURE TO COVER!!). If you don’t cover this up, the cranberries will pop and you’ll have little red specs all over your microwave. After the first 3 minutes, squash some of the cranberries with a fork and generally stir the stuff up. Then, nuke it for another 2 minutes. Pull it out, and voila! Cranberry sauce ready for sandwiches. I actually stuck mine in the freezer for another few minutes so it would cool down enough, but you get the idea.

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