Make your own cranberry sauce from scratch this holiday season. It goes perfect with turkey. For something slightly different, add some Grand Marnier and cranberry honey creme.
“The combination of fresh cranberries, citrus, Grand Marnier and cranberry honey creme is refreshing and bright in this recipe. It is the best homemade cranberry sauce I’ve ever made,” says Gwen Pratesi, Bunky Cooks culinary and travel writer. “The bit of kick from the Grand Marnier really dresses up this often overlooked accompaniment to your holiday table. If you are a jellied cranberry sauce fan, this may be the recipe that will make you a convert.”
Roger Pratesi, www.bunkycooks.com
- 1/2 cup Cranberry honey creme*
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
- 1 whole orange, seeded and medium chopped (Be sure to scrub the orange well if it is not organic since you are using the peel)
- 3 to 4 tablespoons Grand Marnier, to taste
Combine the honey creme and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and orange. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes, or until cranberries have burst and orange pieces are tender.
Add the Grand Marnier, to taste, and cook a few minutes more to incorporate the flavors. Let the mixture cool. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate before serving. This is best served the same day.
*Cranberry honey creme is produced by HONEY RIDGE FARMS, a family company located in Brush Prairie, Washington, with five generations of beekeeping experience. The whipped raw honey crèmes also come in Apricot, Blackberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Spiced and Clover. The family also produces pure balsamic honey vinegar. All honey is USA local-sourced from family and Pacific Northwest beekeepers. Available at www.honeyridgefarms.com