The second I tasted this cranberry sauce, I asked myself, “Why in the world have I been buying canned cranberry sauce all these years?”
I don’t really talk to myself………..at least not out loud.
This Thanksgiving, I am challenging myself to make as much of my dishes from scratch as I possibly can, so I started with the cranberries. This sauce will change the way you see cranberries forever! The sweet and tart flavor just begs to be slathered on some warm savory turkey. I also love the vibrant color. It reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner.
I just love this combination of flavors and fall colors and I think you will too!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
1 bag (12 oz. bag) cranberries
1 cup cranberry juice (or orange, apple or any other juice combination)
1 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp orange zest
Wash bag of cranberries under cool water, then dump into a medium saucepan.
Pour in 1 cup of cranberry juice (or whatever juice you choose).
Pour in 1 cup maple syrup.
Add orange zest.
Stir together and turn heat on high until it reaches a boil.
Once it comes to a rolling boil, turn the heat down to medium low and continue cooking over lower heat for about 10 minutes, or until the juice is thick.