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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a Thanksgiving classic – cranberry sauce.
I mean – really – how could we possibly have Thanksgiving in New Jersey without a dish featuring this quintessential New Jersey berry? This recipe is super simple and you’ll be able to put it all together from start to finish in all of fifteen minutes (just remember to allow time for it to chill in the refrigerator before serving) – and it’s SO much better than that stuff in a can! Here’s the recipe for Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce…
Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce
½ cup water
½ cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1 12-ounce package of fresh cranberries
Combine the water, orange juice, and sugar in a saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add the cranberries to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst (cover the pan to keep juice from the bursting cranberries from making a mess). Keep an eye on the pot so that it does not boil over.
Once most of the cranberries have burst, remove the pot from heat. Let the cranberry sauce cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a bowl and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving. The cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.