It’s so easy to make your own delicious cranberry sauce! No preservatives like the store-bought kind, and it doesn’t plop out of the can…still in the shape of a can.
I made mine to go along with a roasted turkey. It turned out to be wonderful! You could even use it as a jam or jelly.
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice (unsweetened)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Bring all the ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer. Most recipes I’ve looked at say to simmer for 20 minutes. I found the cranberries still looked quite solid. I had lots of time while my turkey was cooking, so I left the cranberries lightly simmering on low for about an hour, and sort of smashed the berries up with a wooden spoon.
It was exactly the texture I wanted. A perfect jelly. Totally worth whipping this up quickly, and the cinnamon adds a lovely touch of spice.