Recipe by me, photographs by Rikki Snyder.
I do know that is very uncool of me, however I like canned cranberry sauce. Find it irresistible! When Thanksgiving is over and it’s on clearance, I at all times purchase just a few cans. I like the satisfying PLLLLOP! it makes because it comes out of the can and I like the way it stands up by itself and how one can carve it up into slices, similar to a turkey. It’s a factor of magnificence, cranberry sauce is.
However simply because I benefit from the canned stuff, doesn’t imply I don’t recognize selfmade cranberry sauce too. It’s type of like apples and oranges, although. Two various things! And I like them for various causes!
Now, when you haven’t made your individual cranberry sauce earlier than, you may be pondering that it’s actually sophisticated and never one thing you’d have the ability to do in your individual kitchen. That’s what I used to assume, anyway. However cranberry sauce is a type of magical issues that looks as if it needs to be actually tough, however it’s method simpler than you’d assume. Severely, guys, if in case you have the skillset required to open up a can of soup and warmth it on the range, you may make cranberry sauce. I’m fairly certain if he had thumbs, my one-eyed cat may make cranberry sauce.
So make your individual cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving this 12 months!
I obtained the thought for this recipe from Smedette’s Amaretto Cranberry Sauce. Amaretto isn’t one thing I normally have readily available and, being low-cost, I didn’t need to purchase it only for one recipe. However she talked about that you possibly can use ginger ale as a substitute and since I’m a giant fan of ginger, that appeared like a good suggestion to me.
One of the best half about making your individual cranberry sauce is the cranberries popping as you prepare dinner them. Sure, they pop! And when you assume the PLLLLOP! of cranberry sauce exiting a can is satisfying, simply wait until you hear cranberries burst open! As a result of cranberries are naturally filled with pectin (which is launched after they pop), you don’t want so as to add something to make the sauce jelly-like—it occurs by itself.
Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce
Do-it-yourself cranberry sauce is very easy to make! This recipe is flavored with ginger beer and recent orange juice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Prepare dinner Time: 15 minutes
Whole Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
eight ouncesfresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup ginger beer or ale
1/four cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
Mix all elements in a medium saucepan. Convey to a boil over medium excessive warmth.
Cut back warmth to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring typically and utilizing the again of a picket spoon to smash cranberries towards facet of pan.
Take away from warmth; sauce will thicken because it cools.
For a robust ginger taste, use an extra-spicy ginger ale or beer. Alternately, you should utilize a weaker ginger ale and throw in just a few slices of ginger because the sauce cooks. Make sure you take away them earlier than serving, although!
Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.