Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cranberry Sauce

Just before Thanksgiving way back in 2007 my daughter asked if we could have a Thanksgiving meal. Up until that time we had not really celebrated Thanksgiving. I would make a pie or two and that would be it. Thanksgiving, an official day to be thankful about everything you have, is not exactly a religious holiday. It is a day spent with family and friends, a day when you take the time to acknowledge everything good in your life. That year we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving. Cranberry sauce is one of the first recipes I made for Thanksgiving. 

It was the first time I had bought and used cranberries. I have made this sauce every year since then. It is always the first dish I make. I make it in small quantities and it adds a sweet and tart flavor to the meal.

Over the years I have changed it a little with organic ingredients, fresh squeezed juice and extended cook time. What I really like about this sauce is that it is tart and sweet at the same time. It can be used as a spread or substituted for jam if needed.

You will need
6 oz. fresh organic cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until berries pop. Mash gently with the back of a spoon or masher. Let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes more.

Turn off heat. Chill until ready to serve. The sauce thickens as it cools.


This is my entry for week three, day one of BM #47 for the theme Holiday Recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#47.


  1. Eyecatchy sauce, cant take my eyes off.. Such a beautiful dish.

  2. Looks amazing Varada, wish we get them too for me to make it!

  3. Such a pretty color .I like this recipe , bookmarked.

  4. Thats is a pretty looking sauce, Varada!

  5. Cranberries have such a beautiful color..wish we could get them here.


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