Festive Cranberry Sauce

This recipe is part of the recipe for Cranberry Cheese Crêpes


Makes about 2-1/2 cups


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


  1. Combine cranberries, sugar, 3/4 cup water and, if desired, almond extract in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; 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. Stir remaining 1/4 cup water into cornstarch in small cup until smooth; stir into boiling mixture. Boil 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

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