Cranberry sauce is a common accompaniment to turkey and other foods during the holiday season. It adds a refreshingly tart, yet sweet flavor to foods, and there’s no shortage of ways to utilize cranberry sauce.
Individuals may be quick to grab a can of prepared cranberry sauce for their meals, but it’s easy to whip up a batch of this beloved side with very little effort. The result is a cranberry sauce that is fresh and flavorful and does not feature the gelatinous consistency of some canned varieties. Ocean Spray, one of the leading providers of cranberry products, offers its “Fresh Cranberry Sauce” recipe.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Yields 21⁄4 cups
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.
Note: If you like a more tart cranberry sauce, reduce the amount of sugar to taste. For a citrus twist, add the rind of half an orange when you add the cranberries. Then remove rind before serving. This will add a subtle citrus flavor to the sauce.