November Autumn Bites: Homemade Zesty Cranberry Sauce

autumnbitesAre you a canned cranberry sauce person or a homemade person? According to Shannon, the Learning Center Instructor from Healthy Living Market and Café, this recipe is so delicious and so easy you will never buy another can of the store bought stuff again! Zesty Cranberry Sauce with Orange


1/2 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp kosher salt 12 oz fresh cranberries Zest of one range Juice of 1 orange 1-2 inch cinnamon stick 2 Tbsp Grand Marnier or Triple Sec (optional)

In a medium sauce pot, combine water, sugar, cranberries, salt, orange juice, zest and cinnamon stick.  Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.  Cook for about 10 or 15 minutes, or until the cranberries have all burst and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in the optional orange liqueur, transfer to a heat-proof plastic or glass bowl and chill completely before serving.

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