With Thanksgiving just a few days away, and Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to plan the menu and make sure you’ve got everything you need. This sweet and tart Orange Cranberry Sauce will be the perfect compliment to your turkey…and it makes a fantastic relish for your turkey sandwiches, too!
I really don’t think there is anything prettier than a bowl of juicy red cranberries. The pops of red just scream holiday to me. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this gorgeous bowl posted the other day.
Well that gorgeous bowl turned into this gorgeous bowl.
The addition of the orange gives a extra bit of tart and sweet. Most recipes I’ve seen only call for the juice, but I wanted to add extra texture and flavor so I diced up the whole orange and tossed it in with the cranberries as they cooked. Oh my word is it delicious!! I can’t wait to serve it on Thanksgiving.
Try it for yourself!
Orange Cranberry Sauce
- 1 12 oz. bag fresh Cranberries
- 2 Sweet Mandarin Oranges, peeled and diced
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon orange extract
- Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries, oranges and orange extract and boil gently for about 10-15 minutes; until most of the liquid has reduced and cranberries have popped. Remove from heat and cool completely. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.
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