Monday, November 12, 2012

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is actually one of the easiest thanksgiving dishes you can make.  I know some people prefer the canned stuff, but there's really no excuse not to make it from scratch!   It's one of my absolutely favorite things to make because I just love the sound the cranberries make when you heat them.  They burst open one by one and voila!  Cranberry sauce! The entire process takes under ten minutes and the end result is so worth it. 

* 1 bag fresh cranberries
* 1/2 c. granulated sugar
* 1 naval orange (you'll need the zest and juice)

In a small pot, combine cranberries, zest of one orange, juice of one orange, and sugar over medium high heat. Stir the mixture often until the cranberries burst and the desired consistency has been reached (about 8 minutes).  Transfer to a heat proof bowl to cool.   Serve at room temperature, warm, or chilled!  This can be made in advance as well. 

Step one..
...and two!  Once the cranberries reach a jam like consistency, you're all set! 

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