This past Thanksgiving was my first time making my own cranberry sauce. Crescer, we always had the kind that came out of the can and jiggled on the plate. This is a very simple recipe and it takes hardly any time at all to prepare. It is very tart so if you like your cranberry sauce sweeter, you add orange juice or more sugar. Tom actually loves his food sweet and he said it was perfect just the way it was. It’s a beautiful and colorful side dish for your holiday table.
12 oz. bag of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 xícara de açúcar em bruto
2 Tbs. orange zest
2 Tbs. água
Sal e pimenta a gosto
Open a 12 oz. bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and set aside 1/2 cup of them in a bowl. Put the rest of the cranberries into a saucepan.
Adicionar 1 xícara de açúcar, the orange zest and the water and cook over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries soften, sobre 10 atas.
Raise the heat to medium high and cook until the cranberries burst, sobre outro 10 atas. Reduce the heat back to low and add in the cranberries you had set aside. Add more sugar if you want it, sal e pimenta a gosto. Deixe esfriar (you can refrigerate it if you like your cranberry sauce cold) before serving. Desfrutar!
O “V” Word wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year. Here’s hoping that 2011 is a year of love, compassion and cruelty-free living for all living beings.