When I think of Thanksgiving, I immediately think of cranberry sauce. Maybe it’s just my family, but for us, cranberry sauce has always been a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving feast. This is the first year that I’m making my own (as it is for all of my Thanksgiving goodies this year).
This cranberry sauce is so delicious and I imagine it will be even more fabulous when paired with a tasty turkey! It’s perfectly sweet and tart with a nice maple flavor. Additionally, the orange zest gives it a nice little kick of freshness.
- 24 oz fresh (or frozen and thawed) cranberries
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 water
- 3/4 tsp maple extract
- 1/2 tsp orange zest
- If you are using fresh cranberries be sure to wash them first and pick out any weird looking berries.
- In a dutch oven or large sauce pan, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well and set the mixture over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Stir mixture.
- Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for around 15 minutes, or until the cranberries burst (it’s cool because you can here the little berries popping!), stirring frequently.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl or tupperware and chill in the fridge until ready to use.