Aunt Ardella’s Brandied Cranberries

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without my Aunt Ardella’s brandied cranberries.  I have memories of the women elders cooking in the kitchen and happy hour started quite early too. Brandy was (and still is) the drink of choice and happens to be the key ingredient in this nostalgic recipe.  It’s easy to make these ahead of time and keep chilled.  Serve at room temperature. They are beautiful too!

The most important question in our meal planning….”Who’s making the cranberries?”

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours.

Aunt Ardella’s Brandied Cranberries


  • 1 12 oz. Bag Cranberries
  • 2 C. Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Brandy
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg


Place in cake pan, cover with foil.

Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees. Let cool, serve at room temperature.

(You can make ahead of time and keep chilled.)

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