Local, gourmet Thanksgiving recipe: Cranberry sauce

Canned cranberry sauce ain't gonna cut it after you've made your own.

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Cranberry sauce

The canned stuff just won’t cut it after you’ve discovered how easy it is to make your own


The hint of orange adds a nice dimension to this essential traditional side dish. Even Grandma would be proud.


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

May be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.



250 grams fresh cranberries (local option: Blue Heron Fruit Winery)

150 ml cold water

1-2 strips orange zest

75 grams brown (local option: Rogers Sugar)

1 cinnamon stick

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Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing

Roasted potatoes and parsnips

Brussel sprouts

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Place the cranberries in a small pan with cold water and gently bring to boil. Reduce heat, then simmer for 5 minutes, or until the berries start to burst.


Add the orange zest, sugar, cinnamon stick and stir. Simmer for 7-10 minutes, or until the sauce is thick. Transfer sauce to a small bowl.


Serve warm or cold. Serves 6