Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Easy Orange Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Gobble. Gobble. Folks! I've been a maniac these past few weeks but couldn't let my favorite foodie holiday slip away without sharing one of my tried and true recipes with you--Easy Orange Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce! I just love the combination of orange and cranberry and the addition of brown sugar gives it a warm molasses flavor that can't be beat.

Canned cranberry sauce be damned! Your guests will never look for the stuff again (unless they are my mother!). This recipe can be made up to a month in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge (too late for that but good to know for next year). The good news is, it only takes 15 minutes to make and it's so simple, you could make this the morning of Thanksgiving without even breaking a sweat.

Easy Orange Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce
Makes 3 1/2 cups


3/4 cup water
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
Juice and zest of one orange
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (12 ounce packages) fresh cranberries


1. Dump all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan, stir. Bring to a boil over high heat. Switch heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour sauce into a bowl and cool completely. Place cranberry sauce into airtight containers (I like to use Ball Mason Jars or empty jelly jars that I save) and refrigerate until ready to use. May be prepared and stored in the refrigerator up to one month in advance.


Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger into the sauce for a little kick!

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