Sauces

Cranberry Sauce

Let’s face it… many of us open a can or two of cranberry sauce during the hectic holidays and happily serve the gelatinous cylinder to our families

And there’s nothing wrong with jellied cranberry in a can but once you try this quick homemade version it’ll be SO hard to go back

There are only a few ingredients.  Fresh or frozen whole cranberries, a large navel orange, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg

Keep in mind – we’re trying to make this a super easy alternative, so if you don’t have a cinnamon stick, use ground cinnamon.  If you don’t have whole nutmeg to grate, use powdered!  The same great flavors will still be there 

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Rinse the cranberries and add to a medium saucepan

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Add in the sugar, whole cinnamon stick, the zest and juice of the orange and some grated nutmeg

A quick note – since you’ll need one full cup of orange juice, you may need to top it off with another juiced orange or just some oj from your fridge.  Again, we’re trying for ease

Stir the ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat

Lower the heat to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes.  This is the fun part… the cranberries ‘pop’ as they cook down.  It’s the simple things, right??

Remove the cinnamon stick and mash lightly

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Cool a bit and serve either room temperature or chilled

This is one condiment that’s worthy to go alongside a holiday spread!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Cranberry Sauce

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

16 ounces fresh or frozen whole cranberries

1 large navel orange (zested and juiced)

Additional orange juice to equal one full cup

1 cup sugar

1 cinnamon stick (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon)

Freshly grated nutmeg (or 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg)

Directions

Rinse the cranberries and add to a medium saucepan; add in the sugar, whole cinnamon stick, the zest and juice of the orange and some grated nutmeg

A quick note – since you’ll need a cup of orange juice you may need to top it off with another juiced orange or bottled oj

Stir the ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat

Lower the heat to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes; remove the cinnamon stick and mash lightly

Cool a bit and serve either room temperature or chilled

Tools used to make this recipe

Farberware Classic Series Stainless Steel Saucepan

Lemon Lime Squeezer

Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup

Simply Bamboo Maui Bamboo Cutting Board

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Stainless Steel Grater/zester

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