November 22, 2010
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! I have a little secret for you....I like cranberry sauce, but only the "fresh" stuff. I find the cranberry jello in a can revolting. Everyone in my family loves it! Most of my friends love it! Me? Not so much.
Here's a cranberry sauce that's easy and so much tastier than the canned stuff.
1 pound fresh cranberries, washed and dried
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cinnamon stick (or a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon)
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 orange, zested and juiced
In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick (or ground cinnamon), allspice and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.
What's cooking in your kitchen for the holidays?