I don’t know what happened, but somewhere along the way, I started buying, not making, cranberry sauce. I found this delicious sauce that was made on Cape Cod, but alas, it isn’t available anymore. My husband doesn’t eat cranberry sauce with turkey, and his family trots out the canned jellied kind, which I really hate on every level.
Then I remembered that my mother and grandmother always made their own cranberry sauce for the holidays and it didn’t seem to have been a big deal. So I began searching for recipes online and found one that seemed really quick and easy. So I made it and it’s delicious! So good, in fact, that my husband has been eating it right out of the container.
Here it is:
1 bag fresh cranberries (about 11 ounces if I remember)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
Dissolve the sugar in the orange juice and bring to a gentle boil. Add the berries and orange zest and cook until the berries start bursting. Remove the pot from the stove. The sauce will thicken nicely as it cools. Raise a glass to your genius and prepare for the accolades.