Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce
Inspired by Shockingly Delicious’ Hall of Fame Cranberry Sauce
I don’t know why I decided to stray from my favorite cranberry sauce (or even why I am making cranberry sauce because I’m the only one in the family who likes it), but I just LOVE cranberries! I didn’t use to even like cranberry sauce until my boyfriend (ages ago) made it for me one Thanksgiving when I lived too far from my family to go home for Thanksgiving. The cranberry sauce that Michael made transformed my entire concept of cranberry sauce.
I’m eating a little bowl of this yummy spiced sauce right now, just because I can. Nobody will care, really. My family is quite stubborn and I’m sure they won’t even care that I made this, but I’m going to stubbornly bring it anyway, so we can have a little splash of beautiful cranberry red (with tiny flecks of orange) on our Thanksgiving table this year.
I guess sometimes you just have to make things just because YOU like it. That’s reason enough to put it on the table.
- Zest & juice of 1 orange
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Zest the orange and set the zest aside, then squeeze all the juice you can out of it.
- Put the orange juice, cranberries, maple syrup, spices and vanilla in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the cranberries are popping. The mixture can boil, just don't let it boil over!
- Remove from heat and stir in the orange zest.
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