This is the recipe that our mom always made at Thanksgiving when I was growing up, and it's one of my favorites. As soon as I start seeing cranberries in the stores, I start craving this. I like it way better than the canned version.
The ingredients are simple:
1 12-oz bag of cranberries (can be fresh or frozen)
1 can frozen apple-juice concentrate
1/4 can frozen orange-juice concentrate*
(1 drop stevia)
- Combine cranberries and juice concentrate in medium saucepan
Heat over medium to medium-high heat, stirring every once in a while. The juice will melt, and after about 5-7 minutes the cranberries will start bursting (you'll hear the little popping noises - it's my favorite part!).
Reduce heat and simmer on low (stirring occasionally) until it reaches desired consistency:
It will also continue to thicken a little bit as it cools.
*I think the original recipe calls for one of the extra-large cans of apple-juice concentrate, and no orange juice concentrate, but we like it with the extra orange flavor.
**I like it tart, but you can add a little sugar if it's not sweet enough for you.
***This would probably be really good with the rolls in the last post.