I hope that everyone that celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving over the weekend had a great one filled with tons of tasty food! This year I made my favourite herb roasted turkey breast and of course no turkey holiday dinner would be complete without cranberry sauce! Cranberry sauce and turkey are meant to be together and I always enjoy a healthy spoonful of it served either right on top of the turkey or just on the side for easy dipping.
This is the basic recipe for a cranberry sauce and it is very easy to make. You simply simmer some water, sugar and the cranberries until they burst and the sauce starts to thicken. Once you have mastered the basic recipe you can start playing with it and simple additions like a touch of citrus make it even better. Over the years I have experimented with various things like replacing the sugar with maple syrup or adding ginger, or spicy jalapeno peppers or even pino noir.
Tip: You can make the cranberry sauce a day or two ahead of time to lighten the load on the day that you make your big holiday dinner.
A sweet and tart cranberry sauce that makes a perfect addition to any holiday table or any other time for that matter!
- 4 cups (1 12 ounce bag) cranberries
- 1 cup water or orange juice
- 1 cup sugar
- Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.