Cranberry Sauce

In Side Dishes on November 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

Cranberry Sauce was one of my sister’s and my favorite parts of Thanksgiving, however in our house it looked a lot like….

Cranberry Sauce in a Can

It just wasn’t Thanksgiving in our house unless the cranberry sauce had lines in it.

Cranberry Sauce with Lines

This year however I am willing to explore my options, and possibly take a step away from the sauce with the lines. This is all dependent on me finding a PERFECT alternative. I’ve decided to start here, or rather on AllRecipes. I came across this recipe for Cranberry Sauce. This looked like a good starting point for me, and I was all set to go. Until I started scrolling through the reviews at the end of the recipe, and came across one that suggested I use:

Ingredients

Always the adventurer, I decided to go with this take on the recipe. I started by combining the sugars, cinnamon, and orange juice in a large saucepan. I then heated the mixture on medium heat until the sugars and cinnamon dissolved in the orange juice.

Sugars, Orange Juice, and Cinnamon

Once the sugars and cinnamon were dissolved, I stirred in the cranberries.

Cranberries

I then turned the heat up, and covered the saucepan. Then all I had to do was wait for the cranberries to POP!

Poppin' Cranberries

After about 10 minutes, all the cranberries had popped, and I removed them from the heat, and poured the contents of the saucepan into a bowl to cool.

Cooling Cranberry Sauce

As the sauce cools it will thicken, and when it is completely cool it can be served. I’m a little sad that it won’t have lines on it, but it sure looks tasty. It also tastes tasty. I could certainly make a case of this on my family’s Thanksgiving table, though I’m sure it will end in a taste test.

Ready to Serve

I hope you are all enjoying getting ready for the approaching holiday!

Bon Appetit!

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  1. While your cranberry sauce looks delicious, I’m not sure that it’s Thanksgiving without the kind that is shaped like a can. 🙂

  2. There will no doubt be a HUGE family debate over the cranberry sauce 😉

  3. Only problem for me is that my family would only eat the jellied cranberry sauce. No cranberries in the sauce,please! Sure looks good though!

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