I have been busy the past day getting ready for our dinner today! Cranberry sauce is so easy to make it is a shame people buy it….
Cranberry Orange Sauce
24 ounces cranberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp dried orange peel
Rinse the berries well. In a tall saucepan combine the orange juice, sugar and orange peel. Turn on the stove to high, stirring the mix up. Add in the berries.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium. The mixture will continue to boil, so keep an eye on it. Stir constantly, while the berries pop. It will take around 5 minutes for the berries to finish popping.
Take off the heat and stir periodically to help it cool down.
To make gelled sauce, press the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. To make whole cranberry sauce, make sure the sauce is well mixed and mashed.
Once cooled a bit, pour into a bowl or serving container (glass loaf pans work well). Cover with plastic wrap or lid and let chill overnight (or till cold).