Cranberry Sauce


Cranberry sauce is one of those Thanksgiving dishes that has both loyal fans and passionate haters.  I am for sure a loyal fan.  I absolutely love the combination of that tart and tangy sweet sauce with the savory flavor of turkey.  The combo is such a good partnership that I almost want to give it a couples name like Brangelina or Kimye…Crankey? I could eat it year round, but I try to keep that sacred duo for the  month of November.  What can I say, I am a sucker for traditions. Or it could also be that I get burned out from over doing it on flavors this time of year. Don’t hate me, but pumpkin…as much as I love it, I’m totally fine retiring that flavor for next Fall.

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About this cranberry sauce – did you know it takes under 15 minutes to make? Yup, really. It’s surprisingly simple and so much better than the canned stuff. And with a small handful of ingredients, why wouldn’t you just make it yourself?


Cranberry Sauce


I cup sugar

4 cups fresh cranberries

2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped small

1 1/2 of cups water

Place water, sugar and apples in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour in cranberries and boil for 10 minutes more, once the cranberries pop. Occasionally stir pot.

Pour sauce into a bowl and allow to cool. It will thicken as it cools down.

Keep refrigerated.





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  • kelsey
    Posted November 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM | Permalink

    Yum! I love adding cinnamon and orange zest too.

  • Posted December 2, 2014 at 1:59 PM | Permalink

    I was thinking about adding cinnamon. I’ll have to try it out next year.

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