I love making cranberry sauce…..for so many reasons, starting with it’s one of the easiest things to make. It’s also easy to get creative with cranberry sauce……..I change the way I make it all the time, depending on what I’m serving and which flavors might compliment my meal, so when I make my spiced pomegranate molasses glazed turkey this is the cranberry sauce i serve with it. I also think that I like making cranberry sauce because when I have my list of things to make for the big Thanksgiving meal, in under 15 minutes I can usually check that the cranberry sauce is done! Big win, little time…….next!!
From by the bay, wishing you very cranberry red food memories!
Pomegranate and Cranberry Sauce
½ cup pomegranate juice
1 cup fine sugar
1 12oz, package whole fresh cranberries
1 cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup orange juice
Zest of one orange
Combine juices and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and orange zest. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer approximately 10 minutes until the cranberries start to burst. Remove from heat. Stir in the pomegranate seeds. Cool completely and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken. Serve chilled.
Check out the Holiday Issue of Mermaids By The Lake , including my feature about my love for cranberries!