I'm posting today rather than tomorrow because I thought this recipe might be helpful for those still trying to figure out what they are making for sides for their Thanksgiving meal. This is my grandmother's cranberry sauce recipe. It is the one thing our entire family always requests she does and has been used by my friends at their dinner with great success. It is super easy to make, which is a welcome change from other holiday recipes. I hope you can enjoy it tomorrow or on any other holiday.
Grandma's Cranberry & Orange Sauce
1 cup sugar (More if you like it sweeter, but taste first)
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
3 cups cranberries (My grandmother uses the full cranberries in a can)
2 tbsp cognac or brandy
1tbsp coarsely grated orange peel
1tbsp fresh lemon juice
1. Combine sugar, orange juice and water in a large sauce pan. (Taste the cranberries first to see how sweet they are before you do anything with the sugar). Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
2. Add berries and cook for 20 minutes. If using fresh berries, mash them with the back of a spoon.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After cooled blend in the rest of the ingredients (liquor, grated orange peel and lemon juice).
Have a lovely week and I'll see you back here on Tuesday!