Monday, October 10, 2016
Fresh cranberry sauce was one of the first things I learned how to make and it was my contribution to our family Thanksgiving dinner for years.
And it's SO easy! There's no need to buy canned or pre-made sauce. All you need is a $2.00 bag of fresh cranberries, some sugar and some water to make a tasty sauce. I added a few extra flavours but they're totally optional.
This recipe makes a lot of cranberry sauce, but it keeps for months in the fridge or freezer so use the whole bag.
When you cook the cranberries you'll hear them pop. Cranberries are full of pectin so the sauce will thicken up as it cools.
You can make this ahead and chill it for Thanksgiving day!
Here's the recipe:
340 g (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries, rinsed well
1 cup water
3/4 cup - 1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (optional)
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest (optional)
Place the cranberries, water, sugar, ginger and zest in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until cranberries pop. Remove from heat and cool.