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by Ginny
on November 27, 2023 at 9:18 AM
I am allergic to gelatin. What kind of pepkin can i use to thicken cranberry sauce? Thank yiu
by Sue Mosbacher
on November 27, 2023 at 10:16 PM
Per the author, Cranberries are high in pectin, as are orange peels that can sometimes be called for in the recipe. You may not need to add a thickener. If you find you need to add a thickening agent to a cranberry sauce recipe, you can choose from either the liquid or powdered form of pectin, depending upon what's best suited to your recipe. Liquid pectin is added to hot, cooked fruit and sugar mixtures, then the mixture is brought to a boil. The powdered kind is mixed with unheated fruit, which is then heated to boiling, with sugar added only after the pectin dissolves.  
Best of luck with your cranberry sauce, and let us know how it turns out.
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