1Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
2Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, cranberries are beginning to fall apart, and fennel is tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, and serve at room temperature or cold.
Canned cranberry sauce is tradition at many Thanksgivings, and for good reason. Why make homemade if your family has been enjoying the slices of store-bought canned cranberry sauce for years? But what exactly is canned cranberry sauce?
Americans seem to love canned cranberry sauce, with over 75% consuming it instead of the fresh stuff on Turkey Day. But what exactly is cranberry sauce? A Thanksgiving staple since the early '40s, this innocuous can of cran' holds some secrets.