I stumbled upon a homemade cranberry sauce recipe and my mom says, "It doesn't even compare to the canned version! In a good way that is, dear." So after I tried it earlier this week, I decided to make another batch to bring to Thanksgiving tomorrow. It is cooling on the counter as we speak.
Here's what you need:
Rinse the cranberries. I love the color of cranberry- even my nails are cranberry!
In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, and water; bring to a boil
Reduce to a simmer; cook until cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. At this point, I use a wooden spoon to kind of mash them against the pot. It creates a thicker consistency but less chunky.
My adorable little helper, Kira!
Transfer to a bowl, and let cool to room temperature.
If you are entertaining for Thanksgiving tomorrow, be sure to pick up some cranberries and try this easy, yet delicious homemade cranberry sauce recipe!
It's also great for the Christmas season! Trust me, your guests will not be disappointed!