Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Orange Spiced Cranberry Sauce
THIS is a fabulous cranberry sauce recipe that I make every year. If you haven't made cranberry sauce before, I highly recommend you try it. It is very easy to make, and you will never eat the canned kind again! This is an especially good recipe that I make every Thanksgiving. My daugher LOVES to help with it.
2 lbs. cranberries
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups orange juice (I fresh squeeze mine)
2 T. orange zest
3 cinnamon sticks
1-1/2 cups water
Place all ingredients in a large pan.
Bring mixture to boil over medium heat, then immediately turn heat down. Simmer for 2-3 hours, til sauce has thickened. This will not gel up, as it is more of a runnier sauce than other cranberry sauces, but it will thicken more when it cools. I make this a couple of days ahead of time, because the flavor gets even better after it has set in the fridge a day or two.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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