Like I said earlier this was the first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner so I wanted to make everything from scratch. Everything down to the cranberry sauce 🙂 This recipe was so darn easy that I don’t think I will ever go out and by a can of cranberry sauce. This sauce has lemon zest making it pleasantly sweet and tart. Try this and you’ll never go back to the can 🙂 Original recipe found at Martha Stewart.
Makes 2 cups of sauce (We had 7 adults at dinner and still have a lot left over. I wouldn’t make a second batch unless you are hosting a 20+ person dinner.)
– 1-12oz bag of cranberries, rinsed
– 3/4 cup of sugar
– 1 tsp grated lemon zest
– 1 cup of water
1.) In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, and water.
2.) Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until cranberries are soft (about 10 minutes)
3.) Transfer to a bowl and let cool to room temperature
*Original recipe belongs to Martha Stewart
** Photo is original taken by me