Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

I prepare this cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving. When my sister and her family visit I omit the additional fruits and add chopped jalapeno peppers and culandro/recito. Other times, I boil cranberries with a whole cinnamon stick and cloves for a savory flavor. You’re welcome to put your own “twist” on this traditional condiment. As long as you’re not opening a can, any twist will work well. This is a great “make ahead” condiment! Make this two-three days prior to serving and save yourself the time on Thanksgiving.

Cranberry sauce with a twist. The "twist" pictured includes mandarin oranges, crushed pineapples, and maraschino cherries.

Cranberry sauce with a twist. The “twist” pictured includes mandarin oranges, crushed pineapples, and maraschino cherries.

Ingredients

2 cups white sugar

2 cups water

2- 1lb bags of fresh cranberries , rinsed and sorted (discard soft or bruised cranberries)

juice of 1 orange (approximately 1/2 cup orange juice)

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon orange zest

2 cups mandarin orange segments (2 14oz cans), drained

2 cups crushed pineapple (2 14 oz cans)

2 jars maraschino cherries, stems removed and syrup reserved (32 oz)

Yields 5 cups of sauce

Cranberry Sauce Ingredients

 

 

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Directions

In large stock pot, bring 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, lemon zest, orange zest, and maraschino cherry syrup to a boil.

Once boiling, add cranberries and stir. Boil cranberries for 10 minutes on medium-high temperature.

Reduce temperature to medium, add juice of orange, mandarin orange segments, crushed pineapple, and maraschino cherries.

Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

Stir and mash mixture using the backside of your spoon. Bring to boil on medium-high for an additional 10 minutes. Stir again.

Remove pot from stove eye. Cool on stove for 20-30 minutes.

Pour by the cup full into your preferred container. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve.

 

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