Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy with My Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy with My Cranberry Sauce Recipe

We’re making Thanksgiving Dinner a little easier here at the site & I am starting with my Sweet & Tangy Cranberry Sauce Recipe. I LOVE Thanksgiving & traditions, but a couple of years ago I found myself resenting how much time I spent in the kitchen the ‘day of’ & how little time I spent with my family and friends. So, I decided to start applying how I was creating Real Food Fast at our home on a daily basis to the holidays. As a result, I discovered how to cut the time in the kitchen while freeing up my time to do more of what I wanted on the actual holiday.

Below is my Sweet & Tangy Cranberry Sauce Recipe that only takes approximately 15-20 minutes of cooking time. How can you make it even easier? The night before, put everything in the pan & have it ready to turn on to cook & serve warm while you are carving the turkey. Or, even better….make it the week ahead and freeze it. Then you simply thaw & warm for an even faster serve. It’s all fresh, it’s quick, it’s easy & it’s delicious…

My Sweet & Tangy Cranberry Sauce by Jodie Fitz

1 package fresh cranberries
1 cup honey
1 navel orange
1-2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place the cranberries in a saucepan. Cut the navel orange in half, squeeze the juice on top of the cranberries. Using the rind, create orange zest to add to the recipe with a fine grater. Stir in the water, honey, cinnamon & vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low & let the mixture simmer for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Stir frequently & cook until the the liquid reduces & the cranberry sauce thickens. Serve warm.

13 Comments on “Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy with My Cranberry Sauce Recipe”

  1. I love cranberry and orange. The cinnamon added sounds like a great combination. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us. Enjoy your new Red Plate and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I was going to make fresh cranberry sauce tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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