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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Orange Cranberry Sauce


     I just love the color of fresh cranberry sauce!  It always has such a vibrant magenta jewel tone.  Plus I love the magic of taking tart berries and making them into something so special.  It is fun to watch them pop and have the whole thing thicken up right in front of your eyes.  I also love the combination of cranberry and orange.  They were just meant to go together! The cinnamon stick adds just a little flavor and makes it smell wonderful while it is cooking.  This whole combination definitely screams holiday!

      If the only cranberry sauce you have ever had came out of a can, be prepared to love this fresh version.  This sauce is plenty sweet for your dinner table, but feel free to up the sugar a bit if you are used to having a really sweet sauce.  


Orange Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
12 oz fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar (use a full cup for a sweeter sauce)
1 cinnamon stick
Some orange zest (optional)

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.  
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick and serve at room temperature or chilled.



8 comments:

  1. I love this recipe. Orange zest in cranberry sauce is not my favorite thing but is typically what I see when looking for a recipe. This looks perfect.

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    1. If you keep it small, you will barely even notice it is in there. It really helps the orange flavor come through. You can always leave it out though.

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  2. Hi Carlee, your cranberry sauce looks so good and easy to make! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Julie

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    1. It is definitely both of those things. Thanks, Julie!

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  3. This looks great! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

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  4. For the first time ever, I tasted real Cranberry Sauce this Thanksgiving, and it was Orange Cranberry Sauce! I loved it so much. Saving your recipe for when I break new territory and try making this yummy dish!

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    1. Yay! I hadn't ever had it until a few years ago either. I love the orange and cranberry together!

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