Culinary Sleuth


Killer Cranberry Sauce


Bring this easy-to-make, flavorful sauce with you to the next family gathering where roasted meat or poultry is served. Or make a batch for gift giving.

  • 1 large orange (juice and peel)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries*
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) toasted pecan pieces

Grate the orange peel and add to a pot with the sugar and ginger. Add the juice from the orange into the pot and simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and cook 3 to 5 minutes until the skins pop open. Mash berries with spoon or fork until of desired consistency. Add pecans. Serve warm or chilled.

*Fresh, frozen cranberries can be substituted for fresh.


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Copyright © 1998, Lynn Kerrigan. No portion of this article may be reproduced for publication without express, written permission of the author.

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