The Jellied Stuff In the Can!
First of all, let me just say that easy cranberry sauce is the way to go! Homemade is so much better than the canned stuff! Because, like most people, I grew up eating canned cranberry sauce. Yes, the jellied stuff that came out of the can in the shape of the can and was served on a plate sliced, like ham! As a result, we always ate jellied, out the can, cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! Because it was what my mom served as part of our holiday dinners, when I grew up and started fixing my own holiday dinners, I always had that can of cranberry sauce in my shopping cart. Tradition is a wonderful and interesting thing!
Not My Mom’s Cranberry Sauce!
A few years ago, probably while watching the food network, I saw someone make cranberry sauce from scratch or I found a recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. So, I decided to take a walk on the wide side and make my own cranberry sauce! We haven’t gone back to the canned stuff since! First of all, this stuff is bomb! My whole family loves it and it’s so easy to make! Very little work, very big benefits! Yes!
- Put sugar, zest, ginger and cinnamon in a saucepan with the juice from the orange you zested and cut in half. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
- When sugar dissolves, add cranberries and continue to cook until cranberries begin to pop (about 5 minutes).
- Turn heat off and let ingredients cool slightly.
- Pour into a container and refrigerate cranberry sauce to continue the thickening process and to chill completely (about 3 hours). Serve
Thank you – Sounds delicious- Im going to try this.
Hi Phyl, this is really good cranberry sauce. I made it last year for our family-reunion Thanksgiving if you got to try any!
Phyl, what you should really try is the sweet potato butter on hot biscuits. It’s the jam, literally and figuratively! I made a batch a couple of weeks ago and put it in the freezer for Christmas morning breakfast. Shrimp & grits with eggs to order & biscuits with sweet potato butter! Yum! I’m also going to do salmon patties with fried potatoes & onions and eggs to order breakfast! I’ll make it another morning during Christmas week, I’ll make biscuits and break out the sweet potato butter again! It’s really good Phyl, you’re going to love it! Don’t let the picture throw you off, I just need to take a better one! It the consistency of apple butter but tastes so much better!