In New Jersey, where MP spent her childhood, there’s an unwritten rule: guests never arrive empty-handed. With this thought in mind, the team spent some time making our favorite cranberry sauce recipe to bring to friends and relatives. MP loves this recipe for its ease—it’s perfect to make with the kids.
12 ounces fresh cranberries, such as Ricker Hill Orchards
1 cup of sugar (use less if you prefer a sauce with more tartness to it)
1/2-cup of orange juice
Optional: Orange zest for garnish
Place a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the orange juice and sugar. Stir this mixture until the sugar dissolves. Next, stir in the cranberries and cook until the skin of the cranberries begins to open (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl to thicken and cool.
Once our cranberry sauce cooled, we poured it into Mason jars for gift-giving. We used some twine and a few leaves we found outside to make the jar more festive. MP went over the veins of the leaf with a silver paint pen for a little added flair.
We hope you’ll enjoy this delicious sauce with your family meal. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!