Cranberry Confessions #Recipe

I know that Christmas has passed and many people are now packing away the decorations and doing the post holiday cleanup. Due to the untimely arrival of a tummy bug our Christmas, well at least the eating part of it, is today.

A big meal is as much a part of Christmas Day as the gifts and music. I must confess though. When it comes Christmas dinner I am a lazy cook. Since I only ever cook for our immediate family, and turkey is something we eat throughout the year, during Christmas I take the easy way out.

On the menu tonight will be a Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast Roast, Stove Top stuffing, frozen veggies, and mashed potatoes. The only thing I decided to switch up this year was the cranberry sauce. I admit to being a canned cranberry jelly fan – yes the one that comes in the shape of a can and makes a sluuuurp sound when it comes out of said can. This year, at the urging of a friend, I decided to try my hand at homemade cranberry sauce. The results were amazing, and really easy. I may never go back to canned again.

Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The recipe is loosely adapted from here, but as I had no orange juice I winged it for the most part.

What you’ll need

  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 pieces from a mandarin orange

In a heavy saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, zest and oranges to boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 4 to 6 minutes or until berries begin to pop. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate until ready to use.

A Christmas Confession
Recipe Type: Cranberry Sauce
Cuisine: side dish
Author: Julia Gabriel
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An easy and delicious alternative to canned sauces.
Ingredients
  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 pieces from a mandarin orange
Instructions
  1. In a heavy saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, zest and oranges to boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer for 4 to 6 minutes or until berries begin to pop.
  4. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate until ready to use.

Tonight I’ll be enjoying my dinner and any leftovers I will set aside so I can make these easy appetizers for new Years Eve replacing the raspberry with cranberry sauce. MMMM can I skip dinner and go straight for the appetizers? For more great ways to use up turkey leftovers check out this Pinterest board

This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

 

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  1. I too wuz a canned fan until my wife turned me on to homemade. We now make a double or triple batch and there is none left by Ney Years Day. I like it better than turkey :~D

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