Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fan Of The Cran

Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Apple
Back in November I was delighted to find ginormous bags of fresh cranberries at our local Costco. Hubs convinced me to get two bags—they were a great price, only available for a short time, and I could freeze any I didn't use for later—all the criteria necessary for justifying a bulk grocery purchase.

Forward to January and we still had quite a few of those tart little jewels socked away. While I could never have foreseen the big roasted turkey we now have in our midst, it's truly delightful to have some cranberry sauce with it and really do things up right. Cranberry sauce is the perfect counterpoint on a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and rich gravy (and it goes great with a pork roast too).

For this cranberry go 'round, I wanted something quick and easy but a little bit special too–just not so special that I'd have to make a trip to the store...
Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Apple
adapted from pg. 316-317, Williams-Sonoma Holiday Favorites (2004)

zest and juice of 1 orange
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
4 cups cranberries, picked over and rinsed
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring often. Turn heat down to a simmer and cook until apples are tender and most of the berries have burst, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Let cool before serving.

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