This can be served in addition to the jelled, canned cranberry sauce that some people enjoy with their Thanksgiving turkey.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
In a medium-size saucepan combine the sugar, water, and orange juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the cranberries to the simmering liquid and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the berries pop.
Stir the orange zest into the cranberries; remove from the heat.
Let the sauce cool to room temperature; then chill it in the refrigerator.
Serve homemade cranberry sauce in hollowed-out lemon halves for an eye-catching holiday table. Oranges work well too, and complement the orange juice and zest in the recipe.