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