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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

One of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving is Cranberry Sauce. I like to make it during other times of the year, because it is an Easy Recipe. This year I am kicking it up a notch and adding ginger and Candied Orange Peels, (see my recipe under index). Ingredients that you will need are cranberries, Candied Orange Peel, one orange for juice, ginger, sugar, butter and allspice.


Peel and grate ginger.


2 tablespoons butter and  2 teaspoons ginger.


In a medium saucepan, cook and stir ginger in hot butter over medium heat for 30 seconds.




Rinse cranberries in a colander. Drain.


Add cranberries and sugar to butter and ginger.


Squeeze the juice of one orange, 2/3 cup orange juice.


Add orange juice to cranberries.


Add 1/4 cup chopped candied orange peel to cranberry mixture


Stir in Candied Orange Peel and  Ground Allspice


Simmer uncovered about 4 minutes or until cranberries burst and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a glass bowl . Cover and chill for 4 hours.




Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 12 ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries ( 3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup candied orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground   allspice
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, cook and stir ginger in hot butter over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add cranberries, sugar, orange juice, candied orange peel, and allspice. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, about 4 minutes or until cranberries pop and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Transfer cranberry mixture. Cover and chill for 4 hours.  (Sauce continues to thicken during chilling.) Before serving, let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Makes about 2-1/2 cups.
  3. Make ahead- Transfer mixture to an airtight container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days.
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11 comments:

Megan said...

I just made candied orange peel for the first time last week. I loved it and bet it would be perfect in cranberry sauce!

spicegirl said...

Wow, what a beautiful dish. Anything with ginger is right up my alley.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I have never made homemade cranberry sauce before! I must make this for Thanksgiving and wow my family. The candied orange addition sounds delicious!

Thanks for linking up to Mangia Mondays! Hope your week is off to a good start :)

Laurel @ Lolly's Sweet Treats said...

Your cranberry sauce looks wonderful! My mom is always in charge of the cranberries for thanksgiving, but I am going to have to show her this recipe. Ginger and orange... be still my heart. :)

Elle Sees said...

i loveeeee cranberry sauce

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Megan,

I just made candied orange and lemon peel for the first time too! Isn't it so much fun? I am trying candied ginger next, there are limitless fruit choices! Try it in your cranberry sauce, let me know what you think!

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thanks Spicegirl! I love ginger anything too, such an incredible flavor. Hope you try this recipe.

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Lisa,

Once you make your own cranberry sauce, you will never go back and you won't believe how easy it is! Thank you for always being such a gracious hostess! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank Laurel! Your Mom will be so impressed as will you with this easy and delicious recipe. For me, it was my dessert and wonderfully packed with amazing flavors! Keep beating heart!!

Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Elle Sees,

Me too! Hope you like this one!

Nettie

Holly Lefevre said...

This sounds yummy . we LOVE cranberry sauce here. Every year I try at least one new recipe...guess what I will be making!?