I'll admit it. I have a soft spot for the canned cranberry sauce. The shape of the can, the way it wiggled, the way you can slice it up easily.... it brings back memories. And in fact I bought a can this year. But I also found real cranberries at $.89 a bag and couldn't resist those either.
Cranberry sauce is one of those magical dishes that looks impressive but couldn't be easier to make from scratch. Start with a 12 oz. bag of cranberries. Rinse them in a colander.
Then toss them into a medium pot. Add:
- 1 cup cranberry juice (100% if possible)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice (eyeball this, precision is not necessary)
- a little orange zest if you've got it