Famous Cranberry Sauce
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Lots of fresh, plump cranberries, lots of orange zest, and the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Recipe from a family friend, this has been a most requested side dish at our Thanksgiving table for years! Recipe doubles easily and freezes well.
Recipe type: Holidays, Sides
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free optional
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1½ cups sugar (original recipe calls for 2 cups. You could cut back to 1 cup if you want it on the tarter side) (NOTE: I've made it using ½ coconut sugar/ ½ cane sugar and it tastes good but the color is more brown, less bright)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • ½ cup raisins (feel free to use less if you want a tarter sauce or are not a fan or raisins)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind (or more to taste)
  1. In a large saucepan, add orange and cranberry juices, and sugar. Dissolve sugar in juices while bringing to a boil.
  2. Add cranberries and cook until the berries start popping (generally medium low flame, stir frequently)
  3. Add raisins, nuts and orange rind
  4. Continue heating on low for 20-30 minutes
  5. The sauce will thicken while cooling.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Extras freezes well too.
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/famous-cranberry-sauce/