When I was younger, I didn't particularly care for cranberry sauce. We always had the straight out of the can kind.
It always grossed me out.
The first few Thanksgiving dinners, I would not serve it... until I realized that it doesn't have to come out of a can.
After watching Food Network before Thanksgiving one year, I thought I'd try making my own cranberry sauce.
Honestly, it's not that hard to make. Another thing, you can make it a day or two before Thanksgiving. Anything I can get done a few days before a holiday dinner is so worth it to me.
Sometimes I throw a cinnamon stick in the sauce the first few minutes it's cooking, to give it some spice.
Stay tuned... if my pie comes out, I may be using this sauce to accompany it...
Orange Cranberry Sauce
- 1 Bag (12 Oz.) Cranberries
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
Place all ingredients in a medium heavy duty saucepan. Heat on medium/high, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and all the ingredients are combined, about 10-15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Re-heat or serve at room temperature. Makes 2 cups.