This isn't any different than a normal cranberry sauce recipe you'd find on the back of a bag of cranberries. However, I've always found that cranberry sauce too sweet and like to spice it up a bit with a few other flavors. I would probably put more ginger in mine next time, but I suppose it depends how spicy you like it.
The only downside of cranberry sauce: it makes me wish I could find cranberries in the store all year, not just in that glorious period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- ⅔ cup sugar
- zest 1 orange
- juice from one orange + enough water to equal 1 cup
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 2 inches or fresh grated ginger
- Dissolve sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves and ginger together until simmering.
- Add cranberries and simmer for 10 minutes until they have popped. Remove cinnamon stick