Cranberry sauce in a can is gross. I don’t care what you’re used to, it is time to grow up and make your own. There are many reasons–
- Kids love the cool popping sounds that the berries make as they explode juice all over the stove top
- It’s better, that’s why
- All the cool kids are doing it.
Glad you’re on board. Here’s how it’s done:
- 1 orange
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup port
- 1 12oz bag of cranberries (not dried)
- 1 apple, finely chopped
Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the orange into a medium sized pot.
Add the port.
Over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice and port.
Stir in cranberries, zest and apple. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes, or until the popping has stopped and the mixture becomes thick.
Remove 1/2 the mixture and blend it until it forms a smooth jelly. Add back into the pot.
C hill for about an hour, and serve cool or at room temperature.