For years and years, my family ate the cranberry sauce that came in a can every Thanksgiving meal. Nobody ever raved about it, but we ate it because it was tradition. I never thought about changing it until one of my friends shared her recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. Oh my goodness. Cranberry sauce was never so delicious!
This recipe is easy and fabulous. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge, but I have to warn you - you might want to eat the whole thing with a spoon before it ever gets to your Thanksgiving table!
Killer Cranberry Sauce
In a saucepan, combine 1bag of cranberries (washed and picked over), 1 and a half cups of sugar, the juice of 1 orange, the zest of that orange (use your cute microplane grater - works great) and 1 small knob of ginger (grate this with that microplaner, too). Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until berries pop. Refrigerate until needed.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!