Friday, December 25, 2020

Pioneer Woman: Homemade Cranberry Sauce

It's so hard to find a good cranberry sauce recipe.  Does anyone else feel my pain on this one?  Something that is still tart, but not so overwhelmingly tart that you make that *gack* face.  But also not so sweet that you feel like you're eating a candy bar.  And it's nice if you can get one where there's a little depth to it, and it's not just CRANBERRY.  I think this pretty simple recipe succeeds on all of those counts.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Adapted from Pioneer Woman

1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries
1 cup cranberry juice (or orange, apple or any other juice combination)
1 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or whiskey
Zest of 1 orange

Wash bag of cranberries under cool water, then dump into a medium saucepan.

Pour in cranberry juice and maple syrup.  Add orange liquor and orange zest.  Stir together and turn heat on high until it reaches a boil.  Once it comes to a rolling boil, turn the heat down to medium low and continue cooking over lower heat for about 10 minutes, or until the juice is thick. Turn off the heat.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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