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Cranberry Goodness

cranberry goodness

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?



6 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’ll be right over!

    November 22, 2014
    • Marie #

      Bring Nathan too!

      November 24, 2014
  2. San #

    It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    November 23, 2014
    • Marie #

      You are welcome!

      November 24, 2014
  3. Good idea to add some alcohol ;). I only added sugar to mine and it was alright. I like this recipe to spice it up! So easy! Just wish that Wegmans didn’t only have a 3 lb bag of cranberries because I made waaaay to much!

    November 25, 2014
    • Marie #

      Oh I got a small box of cranberries from Wegmans just last week!! If you happen to pass by there again, make sure to look for the box one not the bag one. It was exactly two cups of fresh cranberries. (Same box as the ones they put the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in.)

      November 25, 2014

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