Here is a crude drawing of what my plate looks like on Thanksgiving:
Homemade fresh cranberry sauce is really and truly my favorite part of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. In fact, I will skip the pie and rum cake and enjoy a large second helping of cranberry sauce for dessert instead. I’m surprised my teeth haven’t decayed by now.
Though I accept cranberry sauce in all forms be it canned or jellied, this is my favorite version…
Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce
The secret to delicious homemade cranberry sauce is orange juice.
Thoroughly rinse a package of fresh cranberries and dump into a 3-quart saucepan along with 1 cup of orange juice and a heaping 1/3 cup of granulated sugar.
Stir to combine and dissolve sugar.
Cook over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally until thick.
Spoon over turkey or, if you’re like me, enjoy a big bowl for dessert!
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What’s you favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?
- 1 bag frozen cranberries
- 1 cup orange juice
- heaping 1/3 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- pinch of orange zest, optional
- Pour all of the ingredients onto a 3-quart saucepan and stir until sugar dissolves over medium heat.
- Cook berries uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.
- Chill overnight in a glass container or at least an hour before serving.