Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Grown-up Cranberry Sauce

This is such an easy recipe.  Just 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes and you have a fantastic grown-up fresh cranberry sauce.


1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup triple sec
orange rind (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan over med-high heat.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. You will literally hear the cranberries starting to pop...this is how you know you are almost done.  Stir it often and even press your spoon down on the cranberries to mash them up a bit.  Once liquid starts to thicken (about 5-7 minutes) remove from heat, place in a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Sauce will thicken as it cools.  Best the next day, but you can eat it after it cools.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

Recipe by: Tracy