Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Easy! Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy! Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Just in time for turkey day, here is a super simple recipe for homemade cranberry sauce with very few ingredients!  Don't bother buying or eating the yucky canned stuff.  There is NO reason your cranberry sauce should have an imprint of a can on it!


2 bags of fresh cranberries
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 sugar
Zest and juice from a medium/large orange

Add rinsed cranberries, and rest of ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Simmer over medium heat for 15-20 mins.  Cranberries will burst and sauce will thicken when cooking time ends.  Remove from heat, cool, store in refrigerator.  Remove cinnamon stick before serving.  For added orange flavor you may cook with a portion of the orange (like I did in this picture). 
You may make your cranberry sauce plain by simply removing the cinnamon stick from the recipe.  Or if you want it cinnamony but don't have a stick, add 1/4-1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon to the orange juice to dissolve, instead and depending on how much you like cinnamon.