Thursday, November 15, 2007

orange cranberry sauce

I wanted to share this recipe.  I got it from Monponsett about a week ago.  I made it with supper the other night and it's incredible.  John loved it.  Then I made it again (doubling the recipe) and took it to a Thanksgiving party.  It was a hit, and the only cranberry sauce that was gone by the time the party was over! 

Here's the recipe: 

1/2 cup orange marmalade 
2 tablespoons grated orange rind 
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges) 
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (to taste) 
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries (I use Ocean Spray) 


1.  Combine marmalade and orange rind and set aside. 

2. Combine juice and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.

3.  Wash cranberries in a colander.  Add cranberries to juice and sugar mixture; return to a boil.

4.  Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries pop and sauce begins to thicken.

5.  Remove from heat; stir in marmalade mixture.

6.  Cover and chill.

What I did:  I left out the orange rind (don't hit me Monponset, LOL).  I also added ground cloves.  I can't tell you how much, I just sprinkled some in there.  I think the original recipe called for it anyway.  Just be careful, if you are going to use ground cloves in it go lightly, it is strong!  You don't want to overpower the orange cranberry sauce!

Consider making this on Thanksgiving, it's good!

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  1. Krissy, once I made cranberry sauce that was made with no sugar as I used orange juice concentrate and cranberries... I think I was fourteen or fifteen and you ate it lol... anyway Im just saying you can replace the sugar and or water for this recipe with orange juice and skip the marmalaid all together and come up with an amazing orange cran thats a little more healthy... by how much I dont know in the end but I like the idea of cooking with juices verses only sugar because I always thinks its better tasting and fruiter. :)

  2. I actually made mone with berries that I stole from a bog.

  3. Thankyou for the Recipe Krissi it sounds good.Strange as it may seem I was just pouring a glass of granberry juice to drink for myself.LOL!! I thought that was funny when your post came through.Maybe we should start a cranberry evening Haaaa.Take Care God Bless Kath

  4. sounds good but im not a fan of lumpy cranberry sauce

  5. Oh, I love this recipe!  I'm going to try the ground cloves minus the orange rind.  I'm not a big fan of that.  Eeewww!


  6. Sounds delicious!

  7. I use a recipe almost like this, I leave in the orange stuff, though.  I love that!  I am gonna try adding cloves this year. Thanks Krissy, my friend! Love, Merry

  8. hugsdoodlewacky11/16/2007 10:52 AM

    ((((((((((((((KRISSY)))))))))))))))))))))THankks for the recipe,I will pass it along to my Mom.But we just mainly use the plain regular one and when I make a Turkey sandwhich,I put cranberry sauce in the middle of my sandwhich.It is soooooooo good.LOL.SOme people say.Yuk.LOL.Have a nice weekend.

  9. Sounds like I should try this too.  Thanks.       Dawn

  10. Mmmm... thanks, Krissy! xox

  11. Will try this on Christmas Day, sounds a bit more-ish. Thanks Krissy. Take care, love to you and John.
    Sylvia xx
    Ps. have taken some advice you gave me and restarted pic journal, with poems. Hope to post some good news in "Posy" next week.

  12. My Mom makes something similar, Krissy. I think the orange flavor is a sweeter compliment to the tartness of the cranberries. Glad to hear it was such a hit!


  13. ceilisundancer11/19/2007 1:09 PM

    I always add orange juice and a bit of orange itself, when I"m making cranberry sauce.  I never thought to add marmalade, too:)  I think I'd use a fruit-sweetened kind.  Yummy:)  I love these foods..........  (I sometimes add orange juice when making applesauce, also, keeps the apples from turning quite as brown, and adds a natural sweetener.)

  14. My ideal turkey sandwich is white meat/stuffing/cranberry in a sub roll.... very popular around Plymouth.


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