Monday, November 22, 2010

OMG, Thanksgiving is this week! Cranberry sauce should not come from a can

I'm not ready.

Seriously.. this is insane.

Who's idea was it for time to fly bye this year? Not mine, that's for sure.


OK.. so Thanksgiving.
I'm having dinner with my aunt this year.. time with my family.. should be interesting to say the least.

I've been told to come early to help cook.. because if I don't nobody will be eating before 6.

I'm making fresh cranberry sauce, because I do not and will not eat that crap that comes in a can.

This recipe has very few ingredients and it's fairly easy to put together.. I've been making this since The Kid was just a little peanut and he's never had the stuff from a can.

Ruby Red Relish

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries, rinsed and picked through (because stems are not tasty)
2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon orange zest

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat bring sugar and water to a boil. Add cranberries, apples, cinnamon and allspice.
2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries pop - about 8 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in orange peel.
4. This can be made up to 3 days in advance and stays in the refrigerator up to 7 days in a tightly sealed container. (but it never lasts that long, lol).


Lys ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

Love it! Williams-Sonoma might find me buying less of their Cranberry Apple relish :) Thanks for posting this!