Side Dishes

Cranberry Sauce

Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and I couldn’t be more excited 🙂

Growing up in a Middle Eastern household, we never had cranberry sauce on our Thanksgiving dinner table. I see why many people do though. There are so many savory items such as the mashed potatoes, the turkey, vegetables, and other sides that a sweet & tangy sauce can definitely compliment all those other rich flavors. Not only does it taste delicious but it requires no more than 10 minutes to make so it is most definitely worth giving a chance. Nothing to lose really! Also, it doesn’t require more than 5 ingredients to make; which is Awesome! If that wasn’t enough, it is also super pretty to look at. The color of the cranberries is just stunning on a Thanksgiving dinner table. Thanksgiving is all about choices anyway; even if 2 out of 10 people enjoy cranberry sauce; it is worth it. Trying something new can never hurt either. This will be the first year that I have cranberry sauce at our Thanksgiving table; why not you too if you usually don’t? 🙂

Total Time: 10-15 minutes

Serving: yields approx. 1 cup of cranberry sauce

Ingredients

2 cups of fresh cranberries

1 teaspoon lemon zest

A pinch of salt

1 cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 a cup water

1/4 a cup raw orange honey (Can substitute with 1-2 tbsp orange juice & 2 tbsp honey)

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • In a pan, add all of the ingredients and stir gently on low-medium heat for approx 8-10 minutes till cranberries begin to burst. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Allow to cool then plate 🙂

cranberry sauce

 

 

 

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