THEE BEST CRANBERRY SAUCE

Hitting you with the last recipe before Thanksgiving.

A classic.

& super easy.


Something I never had as a part of my Thanksgiving dinner until last year! 😳

See, my Mom has never made it because it is something her and my Dad don't really enjoy.

So, I just automatically thought it wasn't for me either.

Any of you do that?

Make choices dependent upon your parents likes/dislikes.

Because I sure have in my life.

Actually, for most of my life.

I finally stopped at age 30. 😅

I vividly remember one of my mom's cousins coming to Thanksgiving one year and not even trying the cranberry sauce she brought because I automatically thought I wouldn't like it. 🤯

Wild.

Hi, I'm an enneagram two and seek my parents approval in really strange, never-ending ways.

I've realized it now and have moved the fuck on.

& enjoy my life for me and the way I was meant to live it.

& guess what. My parents still think I'm the cats meow. 💁🏼‍♀️



Let's get back to the real reason we are here.

CRANBERRY SAUCE

Look at her, she is so beautiful.

& it only takes 5 ingredients + water to pull it together.



WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Sharp knife

  • Cutting board

  • Saucepan

  • Potato peeler

  • Juicer (to juice the oranges - or just use your hands)\


FOR INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh cranberries

  • Oranges - try to buy organic as you will be using the peel in this recipe

  • Sugar

  • Salt - I like terrasoul brand

  • Cinnamon stick - I like simply organics

First, you will need to peel two slices of orange skin off using a potato peeler. Feel free to use more than two if you'd like. But I feel like two, combined with the orange juice is the perfect amount of orange flavor.

Next you will need to juice your oranges. I juice mine my hand, but if you have a juicer that would be excellent too. If juicing by hand, using a pummel or fork to loosen those membranes will make squeezing out all the juice much easier.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, orange juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar is just dissolved. Should take less than a minute. Add your cranberries, salt, orange peels and cinnamon stick. Bring to a rolling boil and then reduce to a low heat setting. Cook for about 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have popped. I like to leave a few whole for texture. But feel free to simmer longer if you don't care for that.

Remove saucepan from the heat and transfer to a glass jar. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before enjoying. Will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


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INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries

  • 1/2 cup orange juice - I like to squeeze my own (~ 3 oranges)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 3/4 sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 cinnamon stick


DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice two pieces of orange peel off of one orange using a potato peeler.

  2. Squeeze 1/2 cup or orange juice from your fresh oranges. Use a pummel or fork to loosen the membranes to make squeezing easier if doing by hand.

  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, orange juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar is just dissolved. Should take less than a minute.

  4. Add your cranberries, salt, orange peels and cinnamon stick. Bring to a rolling boil and then reduce to a low heat setting. Cook for about 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have popped. I like to leave a few whole for texture. But feel free to simmer longer if you don't care for that.

  5. Remove the sauce from heat and transfer to a glass jar. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.


NOTES

  • Feel free to adjust the amount of orange peel you use. If you want a prominent orange flavor, add more.

  • Feel free to use a juicer for your oranges or use pre-made orange juice.

  • Will store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

  • To me, this is plenty sweet, with a bit of tartness. If you would like, feel free to reduce the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup.



Hope you enjoy the recipe, friends.

& have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving celebrating all you are thankful for.

I am thankful for YOU!


As always, feel free to reach out.

Give this post a like, comment or share. (It really helps me out.)

If you make the recipe, send me some pics and let me know if you enjoyed it. (I love that so much!)



Have a great day!


xoxo

Kirsten ☀️

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