Sometimes I stop and really wonder about myself. I wonder why there are some things I’ve never done before… like making this oh so simple recipe for Homemade Cranberry Sauce.
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After I made it, I thought to myself, “Seriously?!”. It’s that easy. My dad John is a huge lover of cranberry sauce, but he’s always been perfectly content with eating it right out of the can. I always bring a few side dishes to Mama’s during the holidays (and cocktails, of course) and will definitely be bringing this for my dad this year.
Speaking of holiday gatherings at Mama’s, I’m excited to be celebrating in their (her and my dad’s) new house this year. They recently downsized into the most charming little older house with the most beautiful water view from the front porch. If it’s warm enough outside this year, I hope to be sipping on one of these Cranberry Margaritas from that porch, too… it’s cranberry season so it’s all good, right?! That’s what I’m sayin’.
This holiday season, show your cranberry sauce some love and make it from scratch, it truly is amazingly easy and delicious.
Love cranberries? Make this easy Cranberry Apple Crisp for your holiday dessert table. Happy cooking! 🙂
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, rinsed
- Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes at a gentle simmer, stirring often (reduce heat to medium-low if needed to maintain a gentle simmer). Cool completely at room temperature, then place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Sauce will thicken as it cools.