This idea comes from a 1942 Ocean Spray ad.
Slice your jellied cranberry sauce and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. The result is perfect individual servings of cranberry sauce.
This is so adorable, I can't stand it.
Back in the day, to get the cranberry sauce out of the can in one piece, one just opened both ends of the can with a can opener and the jellied sauce slid right out. Today, the bottom of the can is often such that a can opener doesn't work on it.
What to do?
Open the can on one end. Then, gently insert a knife in between the cranberry sauce and the side of the can to loosen. You don't have to run the knife all the way around, just getting the knife in there should do it.
Click here to watch a one-minute demo. (Where would we be without YouTube?)
Recipe via Click Americana