I actually have quite a few dishes that I make ahead of time, but this year I wanted to try something new. I've always wanted to try and make cranberry sauce, but I was afraid that it would turn out soupy or taste sour. I love cranberry sauce and I didn't want to wreck that perfection that I've had in my head for years.
After searching online for a recipe I kind of came up with my own recipe. I was a little nervous about trying this, so I made sure I had a can of cranberries in the cupboard as back up and then I went for it.
So after much anticipation I am happy to say my cranberry sauce turned out to be very good! It was so easy to make that I don't know why I have never tried it before. This recipe is for sure a keeper and I'm going to make some more for Christmas. It'll be the perfect side dish with the turkey on Thursday.
Give this one a try and I'm sure you'll agree that it is a keeper!
1- 12 ounce package of cranberries
1 C of cranberry juice
1 C sugar
3 T lemon juice
Rinse cranberries and then put in a 2 quart sauce pan. Add juice, sugar and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir constantly. Boil for 3-4 minutes then reduce heat to medium heat. Cook for another 10 minutes. Mixture will start to gel as you cook. Cool sauce in a cover container. Mixture can be made a few days in advance.