Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Famous Cranberry Sauce {This 'aint yo mamma's can}

Turkey Day is here! I am thankful for so many things, and one of them is my family and the time we get to spend together over the Holiday season. Cooking is one of my passions and when it comes time to cook for occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas, I alway make my famous cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Sauce
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{1} bag of fresh cranberries (about 4 cups)
{1} cup of white granulated sugar
{1} cup of water
The zest of 1 orange
Cinnamon powder
A couple cinnamon sticks

In a short wide sauce pan, boil the water and then slowly stir in the sugar until dissolved. Then add in the fresh cranberries and return to a boil. Simmer the cranberries in the sugar water for 15 minutes or so (I usually do like 20 minutes so the cranberries not only burst, but also turn pretty soft). During that time you can add the zest of one orange, about 5 or 6 good shakes of cinnamon powder and just throw in couple cinnamon sticks. I leave the cinnamon sticks in the pot, and then even when I transfer it all into the serving bowl for extra great taste.

After you transfer it into a serving bowl, stick it in the fridge to chill and it will really firm up as it chills. It is soo good! The orange zest is what really makes the difference in the taste.


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