If cranberry sauce “isn’t your thing” because you’ve been scarred by the sticky cylinder of red goo that comes out of a can, get ready to change your views.
This cranberry sauce is made from fresh, whole cranberries that give it a tartness and texture that the canned stuff can only dream about.
Add some sweet maple and bright citrus and you’ve got yourself the flavors of fall that will make the perfect addition to a holiday table. PLUS it’s incredibly easy. It’s put-everything-in-a-pot easy. No reason to be daunted by the idea of homemade cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving. Your family, friends, and coworkers will thank you.
Maple Cinnamon and Orange Cranberry Sauce
3 cups whole cranberries (1 bag)
1 medium orange/1tbs orange zest
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup or agave
2 sticks cinnamon
2 whole star anise
1. Pour cranberries, juice from orange, sugar, and agave into a pan over medium heat.
2. Add zest, cinnamon, and anise
3. Once mixture starts to boil, turn heat on low and cover 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally
4. Cool and serve!