Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cranberry Craving

I basically spent the long weekend in one of two places, hovering over pots and pans in the kitchen or on the couch stuffing myself. My favorite dish to prepare was this delightful cranberry sauce. The pop-pop-pop of the cranberries splitting as the mixture came to a boil is my new favorite sound. This recipe is simple and fast, and the results are a not-to-sweet, perfectly tangy cranberry sauce that is great amidst the sea of food on your Thanksgiving Day plate or on a turkey sandwich two days later. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

2 bags (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 wide strips orange zest, plus 1 cup fresh orange juice
Coarse salt and ground pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, orange zest and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice. To store, refrigerate, up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.


  1. nice photo. cranberries are amazing...they can be sweet,tart or spicy. the pectin gell thing is science fair project ala alton brown. thanks giving.

  2. Oh my gosh, this reminds me of Thanksgiving all over again. Looks delicious.

  3. i listen to everyday food all the time - they're awesome.

    beautiful shot

  4. Ooh orange scented how fancy? Gotta love cranberry sauce - hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving

  5. lovely blog! i am definitely going to have to try this recipe at some point over the holidays!!

  6. Wow, this looks incredible! I love that it's a different take on cranberry. Must try this one! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! xo.



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