A cranberry sauce so good, and so simple, you will want to make it post Thanksgiving too … at least I did!
I love cranberry sauce, and I usually make myself homemade cranberry sauce each Thanksgiving because the stuff from the can is way to sweet for me. This year, I think I perfected my cranberry sauce. It was so good that most everyone skipped over the canned stuff, and spooned this sauce onto their plate. I originally thought that I made too much, but it was all gone by the end of the night!
The secret ingredient in this sauce is the apple. The apples mellow out the tartness of the cranberries. It breaks down when you cook the sauce, so they are almost unnoticeable. The sweetener in this sauce is honey which adds to the overall flavor and mild sweetness.
- 12 ounces cranberries
- 1 or 2 apples
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/3-1/2 cup honey adjust depending on how sweet you would like your sauce
- 1/2 cup water
Peel and cut the apples in small 1/4 inch cubes
Add the cranberries, apples, honey, water, and orange extract into a large pot
cook over medium high heat for about 15-20 minutes until the creanberries have burst and the apples are tender.
Cranberry sauce can be used for more than just Thanksgiving dinner. Spoon it over yogurt, oatmeal, or add it into muffins. Enjoy!