Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quick! Cranberry Sauce

I went to the grocery store today - I highly advise against it. It was a madhouse- people everywhere scrambling for food, climbing over each other to get to the turkeys. Insanity.

Hopefully you didn't wait until the last minute to get your groceries. Hopefully you prepared way in advance and have everything ready. But in case you didn't here's a really simple (and tasty) side you can contribute to your Thanksgiving feast.

Quick! Cranberry Sauce
(printable recipe)

1 1/4 c apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
4 cloves
1 c sugar
1 package (12 oz) cranberries
2 small pears (or apples) diced

Bring the apple cider, cinnamon, and cloves to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. Remove the cloves and cinnamon. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add the cranberries and pears, turn the heat down and simmer about 10-15 minutes until the berries have burst and the sauce begins to come together. Turn off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Can be made in advance, just refrigerate and rewarm the next day.

This sauce can also be processed in a water bath canner. The recipe makes about 4 half pints. Process for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. What a stunning holiday recipe! Would you like to submit it to my contest to win a cookbook? Just wanting to share the holiday cheer (and exposure to your blog) Would love for you to win :)