It’s time for cranberry sauce!


Ah, tomorrow is my absolute favorite holiday of the year.  That means tonight is the night to make my homemade cranberry sauce!  I used to hate cranberry sauce because I only ever tried the kind that came out of a can.  You know, the kind that’s shaped like a cylinder and you cut it into circles…ugh.

Thankfully (pun intended), my friend has a dad that’s a chef and that gave me this recipe 12 years ago.  I’ve made it every year for the last 12 years.  Yup, it’s that good.  Here it is:

  • 4 cups cranberries
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 whole orange, unpeeled, chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Wash cranberries and set aside.  Bring sugar and water to a boil.  Add cranberries, orange, and cloves.  Simmer over high heat, stirring frequently until berries pop open.  Add crushed pineapples, stir to blend.

That’s all there is to it.  Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!