Sunday, November 17, 2013

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Probably my favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner is the cranberry sauce.  I know that sounds crazy, but I love it!  Here's the thing though, it can not be from a can!  The difference in flavor between making it fresh and buying it canned is huge!  Whole berry cranberry sauce is SO easy to make!  Can you boil a pot of water and stir?  Then you can make this!

Gather Your Ingredients:

  • 12oz package of whole cranberries
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 a cinnamon stick (if you don't have this, use about 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Make It:

  1. First sort out your cranberries, checking for any bad ones, and wash them.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.  For the orange, cut it in halve and squeeze the juice into the pan and then toss in the  rest of it.  The peel has so much flavor that you do not want to miss!
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.  I like to place a splatter screen over my pot.  When the cranberries pop, they can splatter out.
  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes or so, until you are confident that all of the berries have popped.
  5. Allow sauce to cool completely then fish out the orange halves and cinnamon stick.
  6. Chill for a few hours before serving.

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