Cranberry sauce.. does anyone really like it? Or do we just put it on the table because of tradition? Maybe it is tradition, maybe there are cranberry die-hards out there still spreading it on turkey and rolls. I prefer to spread it over a homemade buttery roll.
Either way. Cranberry Sauce is ridiculously easy so I have a delicious recipe for all you cran-lovers. Not to mention it is a tradition!! Gotta carry on the tradition.
How to Make Cranberry Sauce
My mom will NEVER buy canned, always homemade. And homemade is BOMB! She makes the recipe straight from the ocean spray cranberry bag. This is just as easy and adds little bit of a twist to the delicious homemade cranberry sauce.
You can do it 2 ways. With Orange Juice or Water. Orange Juice version is a littler more tart. That’s all. Both are delicious! And if your a novice cook or just not a cook at all and need to contribute to the family dinner, take dibs on the cranberry sauce! I promise you, you will be able to handle it! And you can make it way in advance!
step 1. add all ingredients to a pot
Step 2. Simmer until berries pop! (this is so fun!) Stir it a few times.
Let it cool. It will totally thicken on its own. Dish that baby up! it will be so tasty, you can lick it right off the spoon!!
If your a novice cook or just not a cook at all but still need to contribute to the family dinner, take dibs on the cranberry sauce! I promise you, you will be able to handle it! And you can make it way in advance!
Another tasty Berry Recipe that was served at our “Mock” Thanksgiving Dinner.. was the Berry Pretzel Cream Cheese Dessert. This is a classic. We have it all year round, but the red berries have such a festive feel it just fits in this time of year.
- 2 C Whole Cranberries
- 1 C Sugar
- 1 C Water or Orange Juice
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 T Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
In a small sauce pan, bring water or orange juice to a boil.
Add sugar and whisk til dissolved.
Mix in ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon stick.
Add cranberries and lower heat and allow to simmer until berries have burst and softened.
Stir occasionally, about 10 mins. Remove from heat, sauce will thicken as it cools.