Move over Thanksgiving! Cranberry sauce is not just for the big tofurky day anymore. I did make this recipe for Thanksgiving, BUT cranberry sauce is delicious for anything holiday related. I have been enjoying this on toast lately and it is mighty tasty.
This recipe makes a lot so if your family isn't as crazy about cranberries as we are then just half the recipe and you will still have plenty.
This sauce would also make a beautiful gift to give in a basket of goodies too.
What You Will Need:
- 24oz fresh cranberries
- 2 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 1/4 c. pomegranate juice
- 1/4 c. whiskey (being a Tennessean I used Jack Daniels black label)
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1 large or 2 small cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- Mix all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Once the mixture comes to boil, lower the heat and simmer the cranberry sauce for 20-25 minutes.
- The mixture will thicken and the berries will pop and become syrupy.
- Makes 36 oz.
I like the cranberry sauce to have some berries that are still whole, but the majority of the sauce I like to be drippy. Let the mixture to cool and then store. I like to store the cranberry sauce in a large Mason jar because its so beautiful and because glass is the best health wise for storing (no leeching).
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!