Naughty but nice Cranberry Sauce
This is uber simple to make and much better than store bought cranberry sauce.
Every Christmas before I left Northern Ireland my middle sister and Mom would have battles over who made the best cranberry sauce. There were usually five or six variations. I stayed out of it and stuck to making all the Christmas puddings while Mom also made about a dozen Christmas cakes.
When Allan to visit for Christmas I warned him about the Cranberry Sauce battle and he was able to keep on everyone’s right side by eating lots of all of them.
Since I am not liable to die in the battle of the Cranberry Sauce since moving to Canada I have taken to making a couple of my own variations. One grown up one and one child friendly one. This one is the grown up version and my favourite!
Grown Up Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 bags cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- large splash of Triple Sec (I used a 1/3 of a bottle)
Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until it is slightly moister than you prefer your sauce to be.
Chill and serve. It will thicken up slightly as it cools.