I remember always thinking as a child how strange the cranberry sauce out of a can looked. It never looked appetizing! So recently I started making my own for Thanksgiving. It is very simple, isn’t odd shaped and is tasty. My mum loves it so I really make it for her. 🙂
I use a small saucepan and add about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of cranberries whole.
Once the cranberries start splitting and softening start with about 1/2 cup of sugar. What I do is add a bit at a time starting with the 1/2 cup. I know some of my family love the tartness of the cranberries so I don’t want to oversweeten it. If it were for me I would had a ton of sugar to this!
Once the sugar is dissolved I add a handful more cranberries so the texture of the sauce is more rustic.
Next I add some ground ginger. Normally I add about 1/2 cup of orange juice but I didn’t have any so I added a bit of lemon juice. It wasn’t bad but orange juice is a better choice.
Simmer until everything is dissolved and the cranberries are softened.
Remove from heat and let cool. It will thicken as it cools. I made this the day before and it took less than 1/2 an hour to do. It really is easy.
And not only does it taste good, it isn’t a weird shape!