Awesome Sauce (Cranberry, that is)

I don’t really even like cranberries, but they are required at Thanksgiving dinner (right?) and I can’t stand anything that keeps the shape of the can once you get it out.

I decided to find a cranberry sauce that I liked, and I did. It is simple. It is tasty. And even if you don’t like awesome cranberry sauce, it will still make your table look beautiful.

Here’s what you need:

Fresh cranberries
Orange juice


Here’s what you do:

Put one package of fresh cranberries into a saucepan with one cup of sugar and one cup of orange juice. Mix it up, dissolve the sugar and bring it all to a boil over medium heat. Let it boil until the cranberries begin to pop. It’ll take about ten minutes.


This is what it looks like when it’s done. It won’t be super thick, but it will thicken as it cools.


When it cools, put it in a pretty dish and voila!


Beautiful and tasty.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a little side note: if you don’t have a very large saucepan, it’s easy to have an accidental boil-over. If you do happen to have a boil-over, be sure to clean the sugary syrupy mess out of the stove eye before attempting to cook anything else on that stove eye. If not, it is entirely possible that it will catch on fire and your whole stove will turn into a fiery flaming mess and the smoke detector will go off and the kids will get scared and then your house will smell like smoke on Thanksgiving instead of turkey and stuffing. Trust me, nobody wants that to happen.



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