Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I made Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

I grew up eating canned jellied cranberry sauce.  You know the kind that plops out of the can looking like a purple blob?  I LOVED it when I was little and I still LOVE it now.  I have it with everything from chicken and dumplings to baked chicken and of course a fabulous Thanksgiving Day feast.  But, the other day in making "Sunday dinner" , I was baking a chicken and went down to the basement to pull out some chicken broth I had cooked and stashed down in the freezer to make stuffing when I ran across two bags of Ocean Spray cranberries.  I think I bought those things a long time ago!  I probably intended to make cranberry bread out of them because that's my favorite way to eat whole cranberries, but knowing I had chicken baking and stuffing "in the works", I peaked on the bag to see how difficult making homemade cranberry sauce would be. 

The recipe sounded easy and I had everything I needed.  In the past, it seems like homemade cranberry sauce had always involved some citrus taste to it that I didn't care for, but the recipe on the bag was easy, simplE and only used three ingredients, berries, sugar and water. 

I will definitely NOT be buying anymore of those cans of cranberry sauce.  This stuff is divine and I will certainly be stocking up on cranberries once they make their appearance in the grocery store!  I'm seeing lots of cranberry sauce in my future!  Yea - yea... I know, it has lots of sugar, but those cranberries are REALLY good for you, right?  LOL.

This is how I made Homemade Cranberry Sauce AT HOME MY WAY:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12-ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries.
Directions:  Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Add the cranberries, return to a boil.  Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes,stirring occasionally.  Cover and cool completely at room temperature.  Refrigerate until serving.

I'm sure you can "can" this and I'm going to check out how to do this as well.  It would be so nice just to dump this out of a jar.  Even easier!

Here's my plate of leftovers last night.  Not a great picture.  But Oh So Good!

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1 comment:

  1. Try it with 1 cup of OJ instead of water. It will blow your mind! It will also allow you to cut down on the sugar a little bit.



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