Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce isn't the only "sauce" that exists, folks!  LOL  I love fresh cranberries.  I know, I know, they're not everyone's "cup of tea," but for those who enjoy them, they will really enjoy this sauce!

First of all, let me tell you, this takes NO TIME at all to put together!  My daughter and I assembled it in about 4 minutes....that includes me stopping for pictures.  It was SO simple and easy and I think it tasted awesome!  There was still the tartness of the cranberries, but the sauce was just sweet enough to balance it out.

You could serve this sauce "as is," which is nice and chunky, or you could use an Immersion Blender and puree it.  I thought about it, but I thought it was really beautiful the way it was.  I also like the cranberries "popping" open in my mouth.  (I'm really into ""' marks tonight, aren't I?!!!!)  You can serve it whichever way you like!

1 - 12oz. bag cranberries, frozen
1/3 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. Orange Juice
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Orange Zest

Directions: (I used a 2 Quart Crock for this)
Place the frozen cranberries in your crock
(Aren't they so pretty?!)

Add in the sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and orange zest.
(Again, so pretty!!!)

Now, mix it up!
(That's my Ella.  She's my little helper!)

Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, or on HIGH for 2-2.5 hours.
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  1. Another keeper!!! Looks delicious! Sounds even easier than opening a can and trying to get the gelled stuff out without messing it up!!! LOL!! Your "little helper" is sure getting bigger!!

  2. I just noticed this said to use "frozen" cranberries. Any reason not to use fresh ones?

    1. I bought them on sale last year and threw them in the freezer. Fresh would be fine too. :) And yes, my little helper sure is getting bigger! LOL