Okay, one more recipe before it's time to cook the huge Thanksgiving meal. I've always been repulsed by the sight of a can-grooved blob of cranberry sauce sitting on a plate in the middle of an otherwise delectable smorgasbord. A few years ago, my sister and I decided there had to be a way to make good cranberry sauce from scratch so we bought a bag of cranberries and made up a recipe as we went along. It turned out delicious and we've cooked it every year since then. Here's it is:
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 chopped apple
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Serve slightly warm.
Optional: If you'd like a little spice in your cranberry sauce, add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove while the sauce is simmering. After removing from heat, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger. It's quite tasty!
Have a great Thanksgiving! (And for you non-U.S. residents, enjoy your Thursday and feel free to make cranberry sauce with dinner, too, if you like.)
As one who has used Jane's excellent recipe, it really doesn't take long, and it is completely delicious! Fresh-squeezed orange juice makes it that much more ummy if you're up to taking the extra time.
Posted by: mojokittycat | November 24, 2004 at 11:57 AM