Ma’am, put down the can. Thanksgiving can be stressful as it is, so it seems only natural to want to take a little help from the store and pick up a can of pre-made cranberry sauce; but there’s no need to buy the canned stuffed anymore, because with just 3 ingredients, and 2 minutes of prep time, you can make it from scratch!
Cranberry Sauce, also known as, “The Forgotten Thanksgiving Side”. It’s just one of those thing that you feel like you have to serve on Thanksgiving. I don’t care if the whole family is allergic to cranberries, it still makes it’s way on the table.
Growing up, I thought the cranberry sauce was the best part though!
“Jello? For DINNER?! Can it be Thanksgiving EVERYDAY?!”
I never once thought it was weird passing around a plate with a jiggly red tube of cranberry substance on it, but once I got older, I discovered that it was indeed possible to make your own homemade cranberry sauce, and it was a ton better! No wizardry involved, just 3 ingredients that you throw into a pot, and 15 minutes later, you’ve made your own jiggly, red, cranberry substance!
The great thing about this recipe, is that it’s so customizable and “idiot-proof”. Every year I like to play around with different flavors; like adding in fresh jalapeños and lime juice, maybe some diced apples and cinnamon, or swapping out the orange juice for apple cider! You can even adjust the consistency by cooking it less, adding more liquid, etc.
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