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Old 11-16-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Show me your cranberries!

With Thanksgiving a week away, I am at a loss for how to do my crans this year. I think I usually just make them how they say on the package but I'd like something out of this world! Cranberry sauce is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, I feel I could do a lot more with them. What are your favorite ways to prepare your cranberry sauce? Orange juice? Cardamom? Grand Marnier? I love Grand Marnier in my cranberry sauce but not this year

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Old 11-16-2005, 11:32 PM   #2
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I start with a 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries, wash and pick through tem, removing the soft ones.

Put them into a saute pan and add a cup of orange juice and a half cup of sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are all popped.

Cool completely before refrigerating.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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i do exactly what andy says. but after the berries are cooled off a little i add marshmallows to them
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:31 AM   #4
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I recently tried a recipe from the bag for a cranberry relish. It was really easy and surprisingly good. Just a bag of cranberries, a whole orange, a couple spoons of maple syrup, and sugar (I think it was a cup). Put it all in the FP night before and next day it was great on turkey sandwiches.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:27 AM   #5
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Mama Straumberg's Cranberry Relish

2 cups fresh cranberries
1 small onion
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

Grind or process onion and cranberries together. Stir in rest of ingredients and freeze all. Thaw an hour or so before serving.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:36 AM   #6
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I think I've posted this before (isn't it great that we now have 'years' on this site!) -

CRANBERRY SAUCE
Makes about 2 1/3 cups

1/2 cup water*
˝ cup sugar
˝ cup maple syrup
3T orange juice
2tsp. orange peel
1 – 12 oz. pkg. cranberries, picked clean
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger

Stir together water, sugar, maple syrup and orange juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered, for about 3 minutes, til the sugar is dissolved.

Add cranberries and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure heat is low enough that the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom. Stir in ginger and orange peel, and simmer for about six more minutes, till most of the cranberries have popped, and mixture starts to thicken.

*If it looks like it's getting too thick, you can add a little more water.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:21 AM   #7
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This year I'm adding 1 cup of apple sauce to my fresh crans.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:11 PM   #8
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I start with a 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries, wash and pick through tem, removing the soft ones.

Put them into a saute pan and add a cup of orange juice and a half cup of sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are all popped.

Cool completely before refrigerating.
So instead of using water, like the package says, you substitute it for oj? Sounds good, but is it too much orange?
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
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Ironically, being originally from New England, I'm not a cranberry fan.
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My fav is homemade too, by a company called Ocean Spray I bought the jellied kind, but I like the whole berries too.
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