Cranberry Sauce

My whole life, we’ve always had cranberry sauce from the can.
You know, that yucky jellied glob?
Then, I married The Nerd and we had our first Thanksgiving together. Cranberry Sauce is his favorite thing at Thanksgiving.
But his mom made homemade cranberry sauce. I just couldn’t disappoint him.
So, I scoured the Internet for an easy recipe for cranberry sauce. And Our Best Bites came to the rescue, yet again.
I like that you put all of this in a pan and bake it. You don’t have to worry about burning it on top of the stove or anything.
Love it!
Cranberry Sauce
1 bag cranberries
1 c white sugar
1 c orange juice
1 c water
1 stick cinnamon 
1 very small pinch ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash the cranberries and remove any bad ones.
Put in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and add water, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
Bake for one hour.
Mash the cranberries for a textured sauce or process with a blender for a smooth sauce.
Allow to cool. It will thicken as it cools.
I put it in the fridge until it’s time to serve.
Cranberry Sauce is a holiday dinner essential in our family. This is my favorite recipe for whipping up some the day of the event.


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