Thu 14 Nov, 2002 02:22 pm
About 3 weeks ago, I tried to find canned cranberry sauce in the store. Not available
Now, that it's getting close to Thanksgiving, canned cranberry sauce is suddenly
available on the shelves.
Why don't the stores stock canned cranberry sauce year round?
Is this related to the fact that pumpkin pie is also seasonal?
Hi New Haven,
Most stores stock seasonally, and to fit the area in which they are located. It may be that cranberry sauce doesn't sell well in other seasons, and now that it's fall and close to T-day, there it is.
It could also be that they were just out of stock,..did you ask the grocer?
Anywho, now you have it,..and just in time for thanksgiving!
I bought a can today and will probably stock up for the rest of the year.
We had a Thanksgivng disaster once because of no Cranberries.We just thought you could always find some.
I usually make cranberry sauce this week,..put up enough for T-day and Christmas,..but just cause its always on sale this season, I usually pick up a few cans for the pantry,..always seems to end up in the canned food drive bin,...but I've never run out!!!
Cranberries with orange zest and shaved Bermuda onion is a tasty alternative.
I seem to always be able to find canned, frozen and dried cranberries and cranberry sauces and jellies here. Maybe Toronto has a particularly avid cranberry market?
Just realized that if i'm looking for all those cranberry thingies, I must be some kind of cranberry freak. Must mull.
Nah,..it's the same here,.. New Haven's market doesn't sound very well stocked.
New Haven, what region are you from?
We've got cranberries year-round, too. I love 'em. Canned, frozen, dried, juiced and most of the time, fresh. My favorite cranberry sauce is to boil fresh berries in a simple sugar liquid. It only takes about 15 minutes... and it lets the very tart berry flavor come out. The lemons, the nuts, the oranges, etc.... those are nice and I like those too, but I want those as extras to flavor my plain sauce on the table. Freeze a sack of fresh berries as is... they'll work fine for a sauce over the year.
Cranberry Sauce goes so well with the stuffing, too. And the yams.
I had cranberry sauce last night. Very good
I'll check out other stores and see if they stock it during other times of the year.
Good for kidney function also!
Piffka-I have made this fresh cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving for years! My mother always made it. It IS easy as pie, and so good. Sometimes I slice a whole(unpeeled) orange into it. Needs a little more sugar, but the peel of the orange is delicious,candied this way!
New Haven, I live in Philly area. Before this New York City,and spent 5 years in Boston.In none of those places have I ever been unable to buy canned cranberrry sauce any time of year!
For Thanksgiving, the price dropped from $1.19 to 0.99. I bought 2 more cans.
Looks like the cranberry growers are suing Ocean Spray for attempting to keep the price of the berries down.
N E Florida seems to always have both canned pumpkin and
canned cranberry sauce - though in much smaller quantities
than around the holidays. Only once in my whole life, was I
not able to make pumpkin pie for TG. When I first moved
to this island, there was only one grocery store. Coming
from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, I had never lived in a
very small town. When I went to the store and found that they
had NO PUMPKIN left I was lost. What is TG without pumpkin
pie. Oh, these crazy people down here make sweet potato
pie, and it may look the same, but it sure does not taste the
same. To think that they call us damned Yankees. Know
nothing southerners. At least we do not kill and eat possums
and racoons and other bizarre wildlife, like some of the REAL
country folks from around the area, just off the island, and
way back in the woods. Kinda reminds me of the movie,
*My mother used to make cranberry sauce from the real
berries...but hers tasted so gross, she never could cook
.... anyone have a good recipe for making your own.
Otherwise I will just stick to the canned variety.
Babs, are you under the misapprehension that damnyankee is two words?
babs - I use the recipe on the bag of fresh cranberries. Rinse and sort the berries - throw away any squishy ones. Boil a cup of sugar and a cup of water. Add the cranberries, return to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. You're done! I cook them all the time while they're in the store this time of year.