Homemade Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

This past Autumn, I went on several berry-picking expeditions out in the tundra. On one of the trips, I picked scads of cranberries for just this reason. There is nothing better, and simpler, than homemade cranberry sauce.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce - TheFoodieArmyWife.com

In a small pot or saucepan, combine 3 cups of cranberries, 1 1/4 c orange juice and a half cup each of honey and maple syrup.



Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, and boil for 20 minutes.


Turn off the heat, and allow it to come to room temperature. Using a spoon, scoop off the foam from the top, and discard.




Homemade Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving
  • 3 c cranberries
  • ½ c honey
  • ½ c real maple syrup
  • 1¼ c orange juice
  1. Combine all in a small pot or saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Using a spoon, skim the foam from the top and discard. Allow to come to room temperature and enjoy!

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  1. says

    My mother taught me how to make cranberry sauce years ago. It has since become a tradition to watch the cranberries burst over an open flame with the little ones gathered round. The recipe we use is very similar, but uses sugar instead. I like the idea of using honey though, seems more natural. Might have to give it a try this year.


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