Whole Berry Cranberry Orange Sauce- Thanksgiving Prep
You would think I am cooking for an army with all that I do for Thanksgiving but really it’s a pretty small group usually no more than 8 people. Thanksgiving is like a cooking marathon and I try to do as much in advance as possible to ease the load on the big day. Over the next week I will be posting some of my recipes that I make every year for Thanksgiving. Today, exactly one week before Thanksgiving I made the cranberry compote or sauce. It’s so simple it really isn’t a recipe, I don’t really do anything fancy and it’s delicious. There are a million recipes for cranberry compote, jelly or sauce here is mine.
1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries (cleaned and sorted)
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
zest of 1/2 orange
3/4-1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet the orange is)
pinch of salt
Bring juice, zest, sugar and salt to a boil, add cranberries when it comes to a brisk boil reduce heat.
Partially cover and let boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour into container and bring to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to use, I make this a week in advance.