Our first Thanksgiving as a married couple was simple, small and sweet. We had a lovely time visiting and eating our share of turkey, baked yams, yummy potatoes, dressing, three bean salad all the good stuff. My favorite was the cranberry sauce recipe I found on AllRecipes.com (Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire). It was delicious... and it was what I craved when I woke up this morning. I will definately use this recipe for this coming Sunday for our second round of Thanksgiving goodness and also for all the years to come!
Hope your day was as amazing as mine! Cheers, Prost, Be Thankful and may your days full of Turkey coma naps!
Here is the recipe, if you would like to try.
Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
- 1 orange, peeled and pureed
- 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced
- 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced
- 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* I left out the pecans - some people don't like nuts. I also didn't puree anything, just kept it as a chunky sauce and it work out really well. Lastly, I substituted the sugar for 2/3 cup Agave and added 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
- In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.