Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce
Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce
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Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce brings a little something extra to the table with the addition of orange and cinnamon. This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving side dishes you'll ever make, not to mention one of the most delicious. There's something so good about the combination of fruit and spices, and the combination of cranberry, orange and cinnamon come together flawlessly in this easy dish. Anyone can make regular cranberry sauce, but who wants to make a regular dish? Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but sometimes even the classics can use a bit of innovation. Try this easy cranberry sauce recipe out this holiday, and you're sure to hear rave reviews.

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time20 min

Difficulty LevelEasy

Ingredients

  • 1 unpeeled orange, cut into pieces
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place half the cranberries and half the orange pieces in food processor. Pulse until mixture is evenly chopped. Transfer to a medium sauce pan. 
     

  2. Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange slices. Stir in sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat.  Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until mixture becomes a vibrant red and sugar is dissolved, about 15 minutes.  
     

  4. Transfer to a dish and cool.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
     

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Hmmmmmm, unpeeled oranges...am I reading this recipe correctly or did I miss something? I don't think I've ever eaten anything with the orange peel before but the combination sounds amazing, as cranberries are probably one of my most favorite things about Thanksgiving dinner. I'm guessing the addition of oranges and cinnamon will really make me never go back to the traditional way of eating cranberries again. Yum!

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