I will begin by telling you that I am “a life long opener of Ocean Spray cans.” Since my Mother “passed the torch” of creating the Thanksgiving Feast to me, which was nearly 27 years ago, most of those years rather than make the cranberry sauce I let Ocean Spray do that job for me.
The following recipe made me a believer. Ok, it is slightly more difficult than opening the can but not much and the results are magnificent! Be brave, take heart and make the plunge.
1 bag of fresh cranberries washed
1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp. orange zest
Wash cranberries thoroughly. Place in a saucepan large enough to accommodate stirring and the addition of all ingredients. Boil this for approximately 10-12 minutes or until berries pop.
If you like nuts, add pecans but it is wonderful either way. Cool. Refrigerate and will taste wonderful for use on sandwiches or with the Thanksgiving Dinner. Bon Appetit!
Patti and Gary Wiles
Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls