The Great Cranberry Sauce Debate
When it comes to cranberries on your Thanksgiving table, do you love the “log” or prefer whole-berry sauce? Either way, cranberry sauce has a place of honor on 60 percent of American tables, and many families serve both styles to keep everyone happy.
So which is our true favorite?
According to Ocean Spray’s latest consumer research, 76 percent of us opt for storebought sauce, and most who do like the jellied variety served up in the shape of the can. More than half of us even serve it sliced along the ridges! Some research suggests Southerners are 50 percent more likely than other Americans to choose canned cranberry sauce.
When it comes to styles of cranberry sauce, the recipe site Daily Meal reports that Northeasterners favor cranberry relish (made with uncooked berries) while Westerners like a cooked sauce (and Southwestern cooks will spice things up with chipotle chile).