Easy and Delicious ~ a Favorite
Why buy in a can when you can make it fresh in five minutes! Freeze bags of cranberries to use this winter!
How to use less sugar
Living in Massachusetts and being a former grower, we have made cranberry sauce for years.
Some years ago my wife heard about using baking soda help to neutralize the acid in rhubarb sauce and cranberry sauce. it works. The recipe that we just made is 4c. cranberries, 2c. water, 1c. sugar I/8 tsp. baking soda. that is I/2 the amount of sugar usually called for in the 2, 1, 1 ratio. You can use more baking soda and less sugar, but at some point you sacrifice some of the sweet/sour flavor. Plenty of nice variations: adding apples, raspberries, orange juice and more. Have fun experimenting!
I'm so glad to have had jars of your cranberry sauce while I've been living here in Australia. Canada is 4 years away from making it myself and turkey dinnerjust wouldn't be the same. Now that I have a supplier for frozen cranberries I can once again make it from scratch using your recipe.
Perfect cranberry sauce
I've been adding orange zest from two oranges.
Homemade is the best
Have enjoyed this for over 40 years. My mother started adding less & less sugar until your mouth puckered. I use about half a cup. LOVE the smell in the house & hearing the berries pop!!! My boys made it when they couldn't find anything else they wanted to eat....hate it if I don't have several packages in the freezer....this year made a cranberry chutney for Thanksgiving, adding orange & lemon + zest, exotic seasonings & walnuts.....Fantastic!!! Today I made 2 cranberry breads & still have some in the freezer!