my favorite cranberry sauce

sweet side: favorite cranberry sauce by Mili

My husband and I always look forward to serving this sweet side-dish on our Thanksgiving table, or anytime we roast a turkey for a special Sunday dinner.

I love this update on a classic, must-have recipe. The crisp bites of apple add dimension and texture, while the orange zest pairs for a nice, fresh flavor.

Mili’s Sweets Classic Cranberry Sauce

Here’s what you’ll need:

one package of fresh cranberries (12 oz./about three cups)

one large Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced

the zest of one orange

1 cup filtered water

1 cup sugar

how to make my favorite cranberry sauce, by Mili

Here’s what you’ll do:

Prepare your fruit and measure your sugar.

In a sauce pan, bring your water and sugar to a boil at medium heat.

Add the cranberries. Boil for 5 minutes.

Add in the diced apple and orange zest. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.

Stir every few minutes.

Your dish is done!

favorite cranberry sauce by Mili

Pour the sauce into the dish you wish to serve at your table. Cover the top with plastic wrap and allow to cool at room temperature. Then, refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. It’s also very good if you make it one day in advance.

Add a lovely garnish like a slice of orange and the stem of a fresh herb. Serve with a slotted spoon.




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Catherine Dube - November 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

I will be serving this Thanksgiving Day! Thanks honey…keep these recipes coming! Yummy!
Love you my sweet niece!
Auntie - November 18, 2013 - 10:58 am

Thank you for posting a comment Auntie! Please give everyone a great big hug from us and Happy Thanksgiving! Love you! xox

Jamie Miranda - November 20, 2013 - 10:53 am

I told my mom I was making the cranberry sauce this year and I got the response, “You’re making it?” Haha. I can’t wait to try this! - November 20, 2013 - 11:26 am

Love it Jamie! I hope your mom is pleasantly surprised! xox

Latoya - November 29, 2013 - 9:37 am

My mom and I always make homemade cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving. This year we decided to try your recipe and it was fabulous!!! I think this will be our new holiday reciepe!!! xoxo - November 29, 2013 - 11:43 pm

So glad you guys liked it Toya! I never really enjoyed it until we started adding the other fruits. xox

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