Did you know you can make your own cranberry sauce? Seriously, if you can boil water to make pasta you can have fresh, homemade cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving feast. The basic recipe is only 3 ingredients but can accept almost endless variations.
You could use orange juice for all or part of the liquid. This batch I added a 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice before bringing it to a boil. Orange zest, cinnamon, a little bit of brandy or rum, are all possibilities I have seen on various blogs and websites. Feel free to explore the possibilities and let me know how you made this cranberry recipe your own.
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
In a small saucepan add the water and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The sauce is done when the majority of the cranberries pop and the liquid is ruby red and starting to thicken. The sauce will continue to thicken as the sauce cools. 1 cup sauce
Adapted from the back of a package of Ocean Spray cranberries