Hi all! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I am not a huge fan of Thanksgiving dinner, but the one thing I do look forward to cooking each year, is cranberry sauce.
I swear I could eat it all day, and it’s so good for you, packed with vitamin c!
Never made your own cranberry sauce? I’m here to help, don’t be scared, it’s exceptionally easy, ready?? Here goes:
You will need:
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1 Apple ( any kind)
1 Pear or Quince (Any kind)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
Roll your orange around on the counter with your palm, doing this will “loosen it up” and allow more juice to be squeezed out
Zest your orange until it is naked ( careful not to get too much into the white pith underneath the skin because it can be pretty bitter.
Cut your orange in half and squeeze all the juice out of it
(should be nearly a cup of juice if you have a large orange.)
Toss the juice and the zest into a big stock pot
Chop up the apple and the pear into little cubes ( I went about 1/4-1/2 inch cubes)
Pour the chopped fruit into the pot
Pour the whole bag of cranberries into the pot
Pour the sugar and water into the pot
( BTW a 3/4 cup of sugar is quite a bit I used a tad bit less, but judge it on your own taste)
Bring everything to a boil, then turn it to simmer and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the cranberries have popped and the fruit is soft.
Make sure to stir occasionally
Pull off the stove and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
And WALA!!! Fresh homemade cranberry sauce!!
It’s so good, I like to eat it straight!
Enjoy and happy holidays!