Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

I found local cranberries at the farmers market this year! So cool. I don't think I've ever had cranberries that didn't come in a little bag. Apparently BC is one of the largest producers of cranberries. The things you learn when buying produce.

If you don't know how to make cranberry sauce, it's simple. 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar and a bag of cranberries. Mix it all together in a big pot over medium high heat and cover it, stirring occasionally. As soon as it starts to boil, turn the heat down to a simmer. Simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring every now and then. Remove from heat and chill.

You can add all kinds of different things to change the flavor if you want. I like to add orange juice instead of some of the water and some orange segments. Though that part's a pain in the butt because you have to open up each little segment of orange and get rid of the white stuff that holds it together. It tastes good, though! Some people add maple syrup or cinnamon sticks to theirs. Try it and see what you like. Once you try homemade cranberry sauce you won't want to buy that canned stuff again.

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