Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cranberry Sauce


Before I started cooking I didn't know that people actually made things from scratch like applesauce, croutons, breadcrumbs and cranberry sauce. I kid you not, I was the quintessential "takeout queen." Don't even ask me where I thought those things came from. I never thought about it, I just bought thoughtlessly. Thankfully those days are over and now I rarely eat out and the kitchen is my favorite place to be.

So I figured, if I wasn't aware of the fact that such simple things could be made in your own kitchen, I couldn't have been the only one, right? I'll continue this subject often with simple, everyday items that are so easy to make, there's really no reason to buy them pre-maid. Considering it's Canadian Thanksgiving, let's begin with Cranberry Sauce. Happy Thanksgiving!

RECIPE:
2 cups cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 tsp orange zest
juiced half of one orange
sugar to taste

Put all of the ingredients except the sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat to med-low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Using a fork, mash the sauce down a bit. Add the sugar, adjusting to your personal taste. Allow the sugar to fully dissolve. Remove from heat and serve. You can easily freeze any leftover sauce.

5 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

Mmmm! This is making me very excited for Thanksgiving!

Sues

Jesse said...

I was the exact opposite. I think I was in high school before I learned that most people get cranberry sauce out of a can. I have a lot of affection for that sweet jammy canned stuff, but it's a totally different thing from the real thing. It looks great - I can't wait until American Thanksgiving!

Kevin said...

Making your own cranberry sauce is always fun.

Haley said...

I've never made my own cranberry sauce, but I think after reading your recipe I will! Looks delish!

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~Madeline~ said...

Hi Sues, won't be long for you now! Hang in there ;)

Thanks Jesse! I have to agree with you, I do still enjoy the canned stuff now and then, in my own privacy, don't tell ;) The difference however, is so night and day.

Sure is Kevin. The best part is making a big batch and freezing it. I always have some on hand.

Thanks Haley! I'll check out your site and get back to you shortly. Thanks for the interest.

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