Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cranberry Sauce with a KICK!

This week I thought I would share some of my Thanksgiving dishes, beginning Monday with the appetizer I made. Today, my Cranberry Sauce.

I have never made homemade Cranberry sauce in my life and was determined to try it this year. My palate has changed over the years and I cannot stand the stuff in a can.

It is soo easy and delicious, I will never use the canned stuff again! BAN THE CAN!

1 bag fresh Cranberries (rinsed well)
1 mini sized Bourbon (I used Jack Daniels, 1.7 ounces)
Zest of 1 orange
1 bottle Orange Juice (small sized)
1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup
1 tbl ground Ginger

Place your cranberries in a saute pan, add the rest of your ingredients and let cook on medium high for about 20 minutes, you will hear the cranberries pop and it will naturally thicken up as it cooks

When it is almost the consistency you want, remove from heat, let cool and place in your refrigerator, it will firm the rest of the way up overnight!


Debbie said...

Jack Daniels in cranberry sauce? Sounds perfect Cheryl!!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

Hick... I love... hick... Cranberry sauce... hick

well done, gonna steal this one (for the day i don't finish the bottle

Pam said...

I can never go back to canned sauce either. Adding maple sounds like a great idea.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You crazy girl! Next to Jim, Jose and Johnny, Jack is one of my special friends too!

This sounds amazing!

Who Dat!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Oh Cheryl, that's definitely got a kick to it! Good for you! I guess this wasn't on the "kiddies' table".
Love the addition of maple syrup. I know what you mean. I will never buy cranberry sauce again. It's so easy to make.

Donna-FFW said...

Jack and me are old pals. Never thought to use in cranberry sauce. Must be delich with maple, orange, and ginger too!!!

LOVE that spoon!

MaryBeth said...

I must be honest that i didn't have any of this at dinner cause i am not very fond of whole cranberries, however the rest of the family just loved it and it was such a wonderful color. Cheryl did a fabulous job for her first try!!!

Velva said...

Your cranberry sauce looks fabulous! Amen, to banning the can! :-)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I bought fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving but then chickened out at the last minute. Now, after reading this I think I'm ready to tackle those berries!
Thanks for the encouragement!

Grace said...

if i'm being honest, the booze doesn't excite me nearly as much as the maple syrup. what a perfect sweetener!

teresa said...

i can't do the canned crap either, i just love this version! i honestly look for excuses to eat cranberry sauce!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE cranberry sauce and all forms.

And love that dip below!

Sophia said...

I'm shocked that YOU have never made cranberry sauce in your life. You, the genius chef!
But this is awesome...What a kick to it! And I love that it doesn't have sugar.

Sophie said...

You never made cranberry sauce for your self , but you surely made one fantastic home made cranberry sauce!! I love that you added the booze!!


tamilyn said...

I'm a jellied kind of girl :>

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