Bright, citrusy and lightly sweet cranberry sauce. This will turn anyone into a cranberry sauce believer.
Up until last year, I was NOT a cranberry sauce believer. I would never touch the stuff, and I sure as heck wasn’t serving it up at my Thanksgiving table! Then I had this sandwich at one of my favorite lunch spots called the gobbler, and it changed my life. Real cranberry sauce. Not some gross, weird jelly from a can. It was amazing!
Last Thanksgiving I decided to put cranberry sauce on my table. I only made a small batch because no one in my family was ever a fan of it either. Well, let me tell you, we all went back for seconds, and I was so disappointed that there weren’t any leftovers! Leftover turkey with no cranberry sauce to put on top??? Total bummer.
I absolutely adore orange and cranberry together. The flavors complement each other perfectly. Confession: I can’t spell to save my life, but I have this weird nerdy obsession with compliment vs. complement. It’s like the one spelling thing I actually know how to do correctly, and I get this weird satisfaction out of getting it right. Just don’t ask me to spell melon…
Okay, so last year since I didn’t know anything about making my own cranberry sauce, I followed a very simple recipe from Table for Two with the intentions that I would make my own recipe the next time. Except it turns out that Julie’s recipe was perfect in every way, so I kept it the same. I add a tablespoon of bourbon to mine (at the same time I put everything together on the stovetop), but otherwise I follow her recipe exactly. I tried adding less sugar, but it was….not worth it. It’s not a ton of sugar. Add the full 3 tablespoons. Click over to Julie’s blog to get the recipe!