When the clock strikes 12:00 on Halloween night, BAM, the holiday season is upon us! Have no fear because here at Cherished Bliss Ashley and I will be posting all your holiday needs! This month I will be sharing all of our family’s traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a few new favorites along the way. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes and Spiced Whipped Topping have already made it on the menu, so if you missed those yummy recipes click on over and check them out. Today I am sharing a must have on our family Thanksgiving table, a Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Orange. It is the perfect compliment to your holiday meal.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
I will be honest, our family did not start making homemade cranberry sauce until one day I decided to add it on the menu in my early twenties. Yes, I can now say that (early twenties) now that I am in my mid thirties…ok I am getting off track because I didn’t realize how time is flying! My grandmother and mother never made homemade cranberry sauce. They would work very long hours preparing pies, sides, fresh rolls, turkey, but never cranberry sauce. I was very curious, so I thought I would give homemade cranberry sauce a try one Thanksgiving, and to my surprise everyone absolutely loved it! Not only is it a crowd pleaser, it is so easy to make. With that said my family has never went back to the canned cranberry jelly and that is the simple truth. Today I am bringing you a recipe that has a small twist to the original cranberry sauce and one I think you are going to love. I know you are ready for the recipe so let’s get started!Print
- 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries (approximately 3 cups), rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice with pulp
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- In a medium sauce pan dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 of orange juice over medium low heat.
- Then add cranberries and return to a gentle boil for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Serve warm or let the sauce completely cool.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve if needed.
The sauce thickens as it cools. Garnish with fresh orange zest for presentation. Not only is this sauce a great addition to the Thanksgiving table, it also makes wonderful jelly for toast, bagels, and rolls. This recipe makes approximately 2 cups, double if needed.
**If you prefer to not use the orange juice, you may replace it with 1/2 cup water for a total of 1 cup, and increase the sugar to 1 cup as well.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
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