Because I took ideas from more than one recipe, I need to write it down here. Thanksgiving Day 2016 was spent in Florida, in my new home, with my two sons.
Because I didn’t have any cranberry sauce, but I had a bag of fresh cranberries, I made my own sauce. Here’s how I did it.
Rinse cranberries and pick out defective ones.
Dump them into a pan. Add 1/3 cup of water or cranberry juice (I used juice – real, not sweetened). Add 1 cup of sugar. I would cut down on the sugar, or use real Maple Syrup in it’s place. One recipe called for syrup. How I wish I was in NH where the syrup is plentiful.
Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook until it looks mushy. Add orange juice – how much?. (I had an orange so I squeezed the juice and added that.)
I also added some cinnamon.
The sauce came out very tasty, if chunky. I could strain the chunks out, but don’t have to. I plan to use this new recipe each Thanksgiving, even if I am the only one who will eat it.