Are you used to buying your cranberry sauce in a can? If so, let me show you just how simple it can be to make it on your own. I think you will be surprised. Now, my recipe is a cranberry orange variation. I just love the cranberry orange combo. I think it is so good!
Here's how it goes. Add cranberries, sugar and orange juice to pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the berries have burst and the sauce has thickened. Add in orange zest. That's it. I told you it was pretty simple!
Mine took about 10 minutes, start to finish. Plus, you can make this several days in advance, so definitely make it well before the day of, just to save your self time and stress.
Plus. what a beautiful vibrant color! Perfect for the holiday table.
Now, sit back andenjoy this holiday. You deserve it!
Cranberry Orange Sauce
- 6 cups fresh cranberries
- ⅔ cup sugar or honey If you prefer the recipe a little more sweet, add in an extra ½-1 cup sugar. I like mine a little more tart, so I have less listed.
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Bring cranberries, sugar, water, salt and orange juice to a boil over medium heat, making sure to stir occasionally. Cook until berries have popped and the sauce has thickened. Mine took about 10 minutes. Your's might take less or more time, depeding on what medium heat looks like on your cooktop and how thick your pan is. After it is cooked, stir in the zest. Serve immediately or place in fridge for up to 4 days. I have gone longer, but flavor was compromised. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.