Lemonade Cranberry Sauce

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Here’s one of my fave recipes for cranberry sauce.

It’s super easy and just has a few ingredients.

There are so many fun varieties of cranberry sauce out there. I like this one because it’s easy and the tart of the lemon tastes great with the cranberries (and sugar of course).

Cranberry sauce is so pretty on the holiday table too. It’s such a vibrant color and when served in a cute bowl it almost looks like a decoration.

So here’s to cranberry sauce, the holidays, cyber Monday, and weekends.

Let’s check out the ingredients, there are just 4.

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Fresh cranberries, lemon, sugar and water.

Here’s how to make it.

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Start off by rinsing the cranberries and set them aside.

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In a medium size pot, add the water…and

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sugar.

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Zest a lemon and…

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add the zest to the pot.

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Next,

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Add the juice from the lemon.  Heat the pan on low to medium heat and stir.

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When the sugar is completely dissolved,

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add the cranberries.

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Stir and cook for about 10 minutes.  Then, turn the heat way down to the lowest setting.

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Cover the pan and let the cranberries slowly simmer for about 15 minutes or until the desired thickness is reached.  Stir occasionally.

Remove from the heat and let cool.  The sauce should continue to thicken.

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Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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Enjoy.

Lemonade Cranberry Sauce

Yield: Serves about 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1 bag of fresh cranberries (12 ounces)
1 cup water
1-1/2 cups sugar
Zest from 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon

Directions:

In a medium size pan, add the water, sugar, zest and juice. Heat the pan on low to medium heat. Stir while it's cooking; let cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the cranberries and stir. Cook for another 10 minutes and then turn the heat down to the lowest setting. Cover the pan and let simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the desired thickness is reached. Stir occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers. Remove from the stove and let cool. Serve chilled.

 

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