For the second year in a row, Megan made cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was surprisingly simple and far better than the Stuff In The Can. If you like the Stuff In The Can, that’s fine. I do too. But now that I’ve tasted the real stuff I have no desire to go back to phony. This is just too good, too easy, and gives Meg such a sense of accomplishment that I’d be a fool to eat wiggly red jellied cranberry juice.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
- 12 oz bag of cranberries
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (white or brown)
- 1/2 cup water
Combine and simmer in microwave (covered) or on stovetop til berries burst, about 10 minutes. Stir and mash a bit as they cook.
Chill thoroughly and serve in a pretty dish.
Really, that’s it. You thought it would be harder, didn’t you? It’s time to start a new tradition. Try it with your next chicken dinner and come to tell us, OK?