Thursday, September 27, 2012

Homemade Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce is so easy to make & SOOOOoooo much better homemade than store bought! You can add your own touches, apples, nectarine zest, orange zest, ginger, whatever flavor you think will go nicely with the meal you're preparing. Here's my favorite version of cranberry sauce, perfect for the holidays coming up! Hope you enjoy!

1 bag cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp brandy
1 cup cabernet or other red wine
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Allspice
a pinch of nectarine or orange zest

Put in sauce pan, bring to a boil & then simmer on low until berries pop & sauce mixes together. Put in refrigerator to chill, then serve when needed. Can double or triple the batch for a large gathering. Great to make ahead also.

Another version is instead of brandy & 1 cup of red wine, instead use 3/4 cup red wine & 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. orange juice. Both versions are delicious & beat store brands any day! 

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