No Thanksgiving feast is complete without CRANBERRY SAUCE!
And this homemade, naturally gluten-free, version with lots of orange zest will be a hit at your Thanksgiving table, even among people who think they don’t like cranberry sauce.
I’ve been bringing this to Thanksgiving for 20 years.
True story— I grew up on the canned cranberry sauce and one year, my mom and I decided we should “just to try something new”.
My mom got this recipe from her friend Molly and asked me to make it.
It was such a hit, I owned it from then on!
Now, I’m not sure I’d be allowed at the table if I were to show up without it.
It is THAT good.
Fresh plump cranberries, chopped walnuts, lots of orange zest and the perfect balance of sweet & tart.
And it’s made with just 7 ingredients: fresh cranberries, orange juice, cranberry juice, sugar, chopped walnuts, raisins and orange zest.
I’d like to say it’s some sort of magic that makes it so good, but it is really the easiest recipe ever.
All you do it bring the juices and sugar to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
Add in cranberries and cook!
Within minutes they will start to “pop”.
Then you lower the heat, add in the walnuts, raisins and orange zest and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool. It will continue to thicken.
An easy and delicious make-ahead side dish that everyone will be raving about!
So go ahead and make- you’ll be a rockstar at Thanksgiving.
But be forewarned, you’ll be asked to make it again, year after year…
Bonus: recipe doubles well and freezes well!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.