Cranberry Sauce…it doesn’t have to come from a can!

There is definitely a place for canned cranberry sauce, especially the kind that is just a log of jelly.  But making your own cranberry sauce is simple and delicious, and you will impress everyone with your kitchen prowess.

Yessssss

Yessssss

 

This recipe will literally take you 15 minutes to make.

You will need to buy a 12oz bag of cranberries from the grocery store.  At any holiday calling for cranberry sauce, they are easy to find.  Usually you can get two bags for $5 even.

Dump the bag of cranberries into a saucepot.

Cranberries in the pot

Cranberries in the pot

 

Pour  3/4 cup of orange juice (you can cut this with water if you prefer less of an orange taste, just make sure you use a total of 3/4 cups of liquid) into the pot of cranberries.

Add orange juice

Add orange juice

 

Next, add 1/2 cup of honey to the cranberries.  You can use white sugar if you prefer, but I find the honey gives it a less sweet taste.

Add honey

Add honey

 

I also like the add some grated orange rind at this point for some extra orange flavour.

Grate in some orange peel

Grate in some orange peel

 

Simmer over medium heat, until the berries pop and the sauce thickens (10-15 minutes).

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Cool the sauce completely and then refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

I like to store in jars in the fridge

I like to store in jars in the fridge

 

Serve at room temperature.  Fancy it up with some extra orange zest if you prefer!

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