Nov 102013
 

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Thanksgiving is almost here so I thought I would share one of my favorite family recipes my spiced orange cranberry sauce with you. If you have never made your own homemade cranberry sauce you are in for real treat and it is much healthier than the high fructose corn syrup version in a can.

If you are into canning you can make a bigger batch of the spiced orange cranberry sauce and bottle it so you have it around all year long. Just ladle the hot cranberry sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Add your seal & ring and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water caner. By the way spiced orange cranberry sauce looks fantastic in a gift basket.

First you will want to gather your ingredients and wash your cranberries.
You will need 3 cups (12 ounce) of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of water
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of allspice (optional)
1/4 tsp of grated orange rind

cranberries for cranberry sauce

Let me tell you a secret. I just use one orange. I grate the rind all the way around it first and throw it into my saucepan. I then cut the orange in half and squeeze out all the juice I can into a measuring cup and fill it up the rest of the way with water to equal one cup of liquid.

Getting ready to make cranberry sauce

Put all you ingredients in a medium deep saucepan and bring to boil. Boil gently until the skins pop on your cranberries. Then remove from heat. This will take about 10 minutes or so. Pour into your favorite bowl or container and store in the fridge. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Finished cranberry sauce

The best part about this recipe is how good it smells cooking. Makes the whole house smell like the holidays are here! Hope you enjoy this family recipe. I’ve added the printed recipe at the bottom and added some links to our new line of holiday invitations.

Many Blessings

Faith Gauthier


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Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (12 ounce) of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp of grated orange rind

Instructions

  1. Rinse cranberries and set aside
  2. Add all remaining ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to boil
  3. Add cranberries and boil gently till skins begin to pop
  4. about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool
  6. Store in Fridge.
  7. Makes 2 1/2 cups of cranberry sauce
http://theinspirededge.com/2013/11/spiced-orange-cranberry-sauce/

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