Sarah- AHHHHHHHH... Can you believe we just entered November 2020?!?! You know what that means Thanksgiving spirit has officially began. So this week I am giving away my Best Cranberry Sauce recipe. It takes 15-20 minutes to make and then resting time is 30 minutes. It's sweet plus has a bit tart flavor to it. It's completely delicious, Nevertheless, I first hosted thanksgiving in 2014 at my parents house, everybody loved the food. Ever since then I have been hosting thanksgivings unless we are traveling. This cranberry sauce is insanely mouthwatering, filled with favor and also everyone's favorite that comes to my thanksgiving feast and this little side dip always there to steal the show.
Ingredients to make the cranberry sauce
The ingredients you need to make the best cranberry sauce are:
- Cranberries: You want cranberries that are fresh and bouncy.
Orange juice: Please don't use store-bought, juice the oranges yourself for better taste.
Vanilla extract: Just a hint of vanilla extract will make a big difference.
Salt: Just a hint
Orange zest: It's a game changer gives that perfect flavor to the recipe.
Cinnamon stick: OH MY GOD This is a perfect ingredient that you will love in your sauce.
Best cranberry sauce is the perfect way to escape the heaviness of a holiday meal and it adds a gorgeous popup color to your holiday table as well your plate and flavor to every bite. I hope you give this super easy recipe a try this holiday season!
Can cranberry sauce be frozen and save it for a later use?
Best cranberry sauce freezes so well, pack it tight in a mason jar. It can be frozen for up to 3 months just take out the jar a night before to defrost out in a sink. Then in the morning place the jar in the refrigerator and I would make it on thanksgiving and freeze some for your Christmas dinner as well.
Steps to make the cranberry sauce
Combine sugar, orange juice, cranberries, salt, cinnamon stick, vanilla extract orange zest and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped. I like to leave a handful of berries whole. Let cool for at least 30 minutes
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Best Cranberry Sauce
- 12 ounce cranberry
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup fresh orange juice no pulp
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- a pinch salt
- ¼ tsp orange zest
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- Combine sugar, orange juice,cranberries, salt, cinnamon stick, vanilla extract, orange zest, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Continue cooking, for about 7-10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped. I like to leave a handful of berries whole.
- Let cool for 30 min.
- Take out the cinnamon stick.
- Store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.