Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

In my opinion nothing quite compares to homemade old fashioned cranberry sauce. The stuff in the can doesn’t even come close. Don’t get me wrong, I buy the canned cranberry sauce, hubby loves the jellied, but I prefer the real stuff. Here is a fact many people don’t know about…making homemade cranberry sauce is simple and it’s fast. The end results are fantastic with not only turkey but pork tenderloin, ham and chicken.

Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Make It Fresh

Making cranberry sauce from scratch is one the the easiest things you can make. In fact, I’m pretty sure my granddaughter Willow could make cranberry sauce and she’s 9 years old. I have always followed the basic recipe on the back of the cranberry bag and then added a few extras. The basic recipe consists of fresh or frozen cranberries, a sweetener, (sugar, brown sugar or honey) water or juice, and orange zest. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the cranberries pop. That’s about it!

Slow Cooker

This year I’ve decided to try making cranberry sauce in my slow cooker. Why? Cranberry sauce freezes really well and this year I want to make a big batch so I can freeze most of it. I’m going to make it the same way as on the stove top, only in the slow cooker. I’m going to use brown sugar and add an 8 ounce container of candied orange peel from Paradise Fruit C0. Usually we use cranberry juice, which I’ll use in the recipe for cranberry sauce in the slow cooker. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming video:)

Ocean Spray Cranberries

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