Two years ago I began cooking for Thanksgiving with my family. We usually would have the traditional gel-cranberry sauce and as a kid, I loved it! However, now that I am older and have more of an appreciation for food, I did not think cranberry sauce was really meant to come from a can, so I decided to make my own. This is the first recipe I ever made and it is still the recipe I always use. The orange juice adds a great touch. Absolutely delicious!
-1 12-oz package of fresh cranberries
-1 cup orange juice
-1/2 cup water
-1 1/2 cups sugar (more if needed for taste)
- Place cranberries in a bowl of clean water. Pick through, discarding stems and rotten berries.
- Drain berries and place them in a medium sauce pan with the water, orange juice, and sugar.
- Bring to a boil. reduce heat so still boiling, but not rapidly and cook for 5 minutes. The berries will pop, so don’t get scared! Be sure to watch them, or it WILL boil over.
- Taste periodically to see if sugar is needed.
- Continue to cook until the berries are popped to your liking. The sauce will thicken as it cools.