Happy Monday, my friends!
We’ve been moving right through the Thanksgiving table this month, starting with dessert, of course. Then we covered entrées, potatoes, stuffing, and now it’s time for everyone’s favorite condiment – cranberry sauce. This cranberry sauce is made extra nice by adding fresh orange juice and whole spices for a festive side dish that pairs perfectly with your vegan holiday meals.
I find that many people are often tempted to buy canned cranberry sauce. It’s a convenient way to make Thanksgiving Day prep a bit easier. But I’m here to tell you (and listen to me because I LOVE to simplify) make your cranberry sauce at home! The taste of homemade cranberry sauce is FAR superior to that of store bought and making it at home does not have to be difficult. It can be made in as few as 3 ingredients and in as little time as 12-15 minutes. When prepping your holiday meal, cranberry sauce can be made quickly in the morning and then set aside to cool while preparing the rest.
This Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce a simple BEAUTIFUL condiment to add to any holiday table that will bring light and joy to your meal.
This week I’ll be wrapping up my Thanksgiving recipes and then taking a week off from the blog and the podcast to enjoy Thanksgiving week with my family. But before I go, I’ve got a few more things in store for you including one of my favorite cornbread recipes, a Q & A Thanksgiving Edition on the podcast, and a bit of my sentiment as I reflect on this past year and the many ways I am thankful. If you want to make sure never to miss a recipe, podcast, or reflection, sign up for my newsletter today!
Have a beautiful Monday and I’ll talk to you soon, my darling friends!
- 1 (12) ounce bag fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 cinnamon sticks, or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
Rinse cranberries in a colander, removing any bruised and damaged cranberries.
Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and water is boilng.
Once dissolved add cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, and ground cloves. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to burst and a thick sauce has formed, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, remove cinnamon sticks and let cool completely to room temperature. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Serve at room temperature.
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