That jellied cranberry sauce from a can has always weirded me out. I might take a bite or two just to be polite, but that was it. My life has been changed by this fresh cranberry sauce, though! SO easy, perfectly tart, and the best compliment to those turkey dinners and hot panini sandwiches. I'm never going back. It is easy and fun to learn to cook with fresh ingredients, and the taste will knock the pants off pre-packaged and processed meals.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce Recipe
recipe adapted from Ocean Spray
1/2-1 cup sugar (depending on taste and tartness)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1-12 oz bag fresh cranberries, rinsed
In a 2 quart sauce pan, combine sugar, water and orange juice and bring to a boil. Add in cranberries. Maintain a slow boil, stirring frequently. Cook approximately 15 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve chilled.