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It's the Holiday Season. The time to be with Family and Friends. The time of year to show your holiday spirit, and to show the true meaning of the season; Friendship and Love!!
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This is my favorite time of year because I get to eat, eat and eat!! Turkey, Stuffing, Pies, Fudge, Potatoes, Gravy, and of course Cranberry Sauce!!! I love cranberries. I love to drink them, but I have never really been a fan of cranberry sauce. My Husband and kids love cranberry sauce, so when I was sent a bag of fresh cranberries, I figured it was time to make my own and see if that made me like it better. Oh yes it did!!
I used a very simple recipe. It called for cranberries, orange juice and sugar.
12 ounces cranberries
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.
I found that I had to cook it about 30 minutes to get it to be less chunky. My Husband prefers smooth. I also blended the mix in our Vitamix to remove the last remaining lumps. Sadly I forgot to take a photo of the finished sauce, but I can assure you it was absolutely delicious, and it was all gone that day!!
If you were given fresh cranberries to make a dish, what would you make??
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This post is written by . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.