Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peanut Allergy: Cranberry Sauce

This isn't an actual photo of my cranberry sauce. 
I took it from the McCormick site.  Thanks McCormick!
This cranberry sauce is so easy, a 5 year old could do it.

Well, I guess if a 5 year old can zest and juice a tangerine.

OK, here goes. 

Get yourself a bag of cranberries.  It's the bag you always see in the produce section.  Open the bag and pour them in a saucepan.

Put the heat on to medium high heat.

Add a cup of apple juice (or apple cider if you're feeling rich).  Then add a cup of sugar.  Mix it all together to start distributing all that juice and sugar around the cranberries.

Once it starts to simmer, add in the zest and juice of a tangerine (you know, those little cuties work great for this).  Make sure there are no seeds in there!

Mix it all again and bring back to a simmer.  Let it simmer, stirring occasionally, and come to a boil until the cranberries pop.  It wont take too long and as they pop it will become more saucy.  All of this takes maybe 5-10 minutes.

Once most of them pop, take it off the stove (and turn off the heat).  Let it cool and voila!  You're done! Once it cools a bit it will thicken up even more. Just trust me.

I'm not a recipe writer, but this is what I do every year.  It's pretty hard to screw up - I think the only way you could possibly do this would be not to stir it at all and to have the heat too high.  So don't do that, ok?

What's your go-to cranberry sauce?

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