Cranberry Sauce Recipes
Cranberry sauce is a delicious side dish that is typically served at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner—however, this cranberry sauce recipe is so easy to prepare, you can make it almost anytime. Though traditional cranberry sauce contains only sugar and cranberries, combining the cranberries with oranges, ginger, and raisins makes the dish even more delicious. Consider making this great dish for your next family get-together—your relatives will be begging for the recipe.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups cranberries
- 1 orange (pulp and peel included)
- ½ cup golden raisins
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger
- Put the water in a large pot and heat to boiling. Once the water has reached the steady boiling point, carefully add the sugar, stirring constantly in order to ensure complete dissolution.
- Boil the sugar and water for about five minutes, and add the cranberries. Bring this mixture back up to a boil, and continue boiling for an additional five minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the cranberries from burning.
- Cook the cranberries to the point at which they have begun to break apart and the water/sugar mixture has thickened.
- Finely chop the orange into uniform pieces and combine in a small bowl with the raisins. Mix in the finely chopped crystallized ginger, and mix well.
Combine with the cranberry mixture, and stir thoroughly. Allow the cranberry sauce to reach room temperature before placing in the refrigerator to prevent condensation.
- Serve the sauce chilled or at room temperature. And don’t worry if there are leftovers—it’s even better the next day.