Friday, January 7, 2011

Classic Cranberry Sauce

My one year blogiversary passed, and I totally forgot. What kind of blogger am I! Well, at least I ran it for a year. I had contemplated shutting it down. I will continue to try and post more often. 
Happy 1st Blogiversary to me!

So, for the first post of the New Year, I have this cranberry sauce. Now, usually, at our Thanksgiving table, we have the jelled cranberry sauce in the can, and for as long as I can remember, I have been totally okay with that. What's turkey without cranberry, right? But, I wanted to try something new. When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be great for a beginner me! It was a hit, and it has been requested for next year's table. Yay! Enjoy! 
- 12 oz bag of fresh or frozen cranberries, washed if fresh
1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup water
- 1 orange slice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest 

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan.
2. Stir over high heat for 3 minutes, until sugar melts and water starts to boil.
3. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
4. Discard orange slice. Pour into serving bowl; cool completely. 



  1. I will never go back to the jelled stuff after tasting your fabulouso cranberry yum-tastic sauce. It really will be a new tradition and staple at our holiday tables :)
    Love ya!!

  2. Also, Happy Blogiversary!!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!! :)