I’ve only ever made cranberry sauce once before and it turned out to be ok. I think I used way too many cranberries and didn’t spice it up with something yummy, so it turned out quite bland-ish (to me).
This time around I made it again to serve with cheese since other fruits like grapes and strawberries are out of season. It turned out to be super delicious and easy to make.
2 cups of fresh cranberries (skip the frozen if you can)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of sugar
1tsp cognac (optional, but highly recommend)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Wash the cranberries and put them aside. Bring the water, orange juice, and sugar to a boil in a pot or sauce pan. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the cognac at this time and stir. Add the cranberries and return to a boil. Once the cranberries start popping, lower it to a simmer and stir from time to time. It will take between 10-20 minutes (about) for the mix to thicken. Once most of the water has evaporated and the it thickens, turn the stove off. Let it cool off for about 3 minutes and add the nutmeg and cinnamon and stir. Let it cool for a little bit and then put it in a jar or bowl and place it in the fridge until you would like to eat it with something tasty like brie cheese perhaps?