Friday, November 23, 2007

Cranberry Sauce ... as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Growing up, we always put a great amount of effort in to food, and the Thanksgiving celebration - pretty much everything is homemade. But even to this day, we still have cranberry sauce out of the can. It's not bad. This year I had an extra bag of cranberries and when looking for a turkey brine recipe I ran into a recipe for cranberry sauce. It is so simple and so easy!

Here is the basic recipe:
1 bag of fresh cranberries (12 oz)
1 C sugar
1 C water
Bring to boil, then lower to simmer - for 10 minutes. DONE!

Of course in my typical fashion I thought to myself, ooooo . . . some orange might be good ... and what about a dash of cinnamon? Here is what I ended up with ... still VERY easy, and it doesn't have that can shape when you are finished!

1 bag fresh cranberries (12 oz)
1 C sugar
1/3 C water
Juice of one orange
Zest of 1/2 orange
Chunk of fresh ginger - (remove later)
Shake of cinnamon
Dash of salt (to bring out sweetness)
Bring to boil, then lower to simmer - for 10 minutes.

It got great reviews yesterday! Yumola.




1 comment:

Carrien said...

MMM I love cinnamon and ginger in cranberry sauce. I haven't tried the orange though, that sounds yummy.