Amazing Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Growing up we always had the jellied cranberry sauce out of the can with our Thanksgiving dinners, and of course I always loved it. But as I started to do more cooking as an adult, along with my changing taste, I wanted to make more of the canned items I liked as a kid from fresh ingredients. This recipe is unique in the way that it incorporates a little citrus tang to the flavor of the cranberries. Also instead of using all white sugar in this recipe, brown sugar is substituted. Then there is the optional liquor you can add to the sauce.
1 12oz bag of fresh cranberries
3/4  cup orange juice
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 T. of orange liqueur (optional)
Rinse off the cranberries and place them in a pot along with the orange juice and sugars. Heat pot over medium high heat and stir. Once the mixture becomes hot you will begin to hear the cranberries pop. Let cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and add your liqueur. Let mixture cool and store in the frig. It will jell up as it cools down.
Shred some orange peel for garnish and enjoy!
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving day!
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  1. I just went to the store and they were out of fresh. i'm making this now.

  2. My recipe is very similar & is baking in the oven as we speak. Yummy! I definitely recommend not leaving out the orange liqueur (I use Grand Marnier). It adds a wonderful grown-up taste!

  3. Yum, I'm adding chopped pecans.

  4. This is the way I like my cranberry sauce...so delicious! Beautiful pictures, too.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  5. I love fresh cranberry sauce. Have never added the orange liqueur. It sounds wonderful. Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving- xo Diana

  6. Looks divine! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Beautiful! I especially like the addition of the orange liqueur! :D :D


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