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7 delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauces and condiments

Turkeys come and go, but tasty condiment recipes are forever

Anyone who has ever planned a Thanksgiving menu knows the following scenario: A guest phones to RSVP, says how much he or she is looking forward to coming, and then [throat clears] the polite request. "Um, can we have the cranberry sauce from the can?" There is always one.

It's not that the canned stuff — in all its jiggly, fuschia glory — is necessarily delicious; it's that Thanksgiving dinner is bound with our strongest food memories. Your guest's mother, and grandmom before her, probably served the can of cranberry sauce every year, and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. Turkeys come and go, but it's the cranberry sauces and special condiments that are so memorable.

The can may be here to stay, but these seven Thanksgiving treats are guaranteed to create new, better-tasting traditions all their own.

Canal House's cranberry-port gelée by Genius Recipes

Gingered cranberry fig chutney by Oui, Chef

Orange fennel mostarda by Elizabeth Rex

Tuscan onion confit by Merrill Stubbs

Sweet and spicy grape chutney by Madhuja

Pear, brandy, and walnut cranberry sauce by notlazy.rustic.

Paula Wolfert's herb jam with olives and lemon by Genius Recipes

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 7 Thanksgiving cranberry sauces and condiments.

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