Woodchuck Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown!
Recipe #1: Woodchuck 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce

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As we embrace the month of November, we start the final countdown to… Thanksgiving! It’s that amazing holiday where we give thanks and eat until we drop. With endless variations of endless dishes, no two holiday dinner tables are the same (but all are equally delicious!). With that said, we thought we’d help throw a little bit of flair into that cooking. As you drool in anticipation over the next couple of weeks, make sure to follow our Woodchuck Wednesday Countdown to Thanksgiving! Each Woodchuck Wednesday until the big feast, we will post a Thanksgiving recipe that uses Woodchuck Cider as a secret ingredient. Wow those guests with these exciting and unique dishes. So without further adieu… the countdown to Thanksgiving!

22 Days until Thanksgiving…

Woodchuck® 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce!

Not a main dish, but definitely a necessary flavor on the Turkey Day table. Cranberry sauce adds that sweet and tart flavor to every bite of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes… really, any Thanksgiving staple. What’s the best way to give this dish some pizzazz? Well we think cider is just the trick! Try this great new cranberry sauce style and make sure the Woodchuck Cider Cranberry Sauce is on that holiday table.

Paired well with: Woodchuck® Limited Release Winter Cider 

How to make Woodchuck® 802 Cider Cranberry Sauce

Recipe yields 5-6 servings


  • 3 cups (12. oz) of fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup of Woodchuck® 802™ Cider
  •  ¾ cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of lemon juice
  • Dash of cinnamon


In a deep saucepan, combine the cranberries, Woodchuck 802™ Cider, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed. On stovetop, bring to a boil, with occasional stirring.

Once the mix is boiling, reduce the heat to a light boil and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes. At this point, add a dash of cinnamon and continue to stir occasionally.

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Take the saucepan off the burner, and let the sauce cool to room temperature. Once the sauce has cooled, scoop the sauce into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving.

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As the dining hour rings its bell, take the sauce out of the fridge. Twenty minutes before you sit, scoop into your preferred serving dish and taste the flavor burst as you dig into an amazing holiday feast!

Other Holiday Recipes…

Double up on the Woodchuck® Cider Pumpkin Bread!

The Woodchuck Fall Cider Apple Pie