While cranberry sauce is a traditional Thanksgiving Day side dish, there is no reason you cannot enjoy it any time during the year. Cranberry sauce can also be served with ham to add a sweet and tart flavor to a savory dish. It also goes well as a condiment on a cold cut sandwich or a topping on crackers.
By Tom Capirchio
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 12 servings
16 oz fresh cranberries
2 C granulated sugar
1/4 C water
2 T orange marmalade
Pour sugar in a bowl and add the water. Mix the sugar and water with a spoon until the water and sugar are well mixed
Empty the fresh cranberries in a large bowl and fold in the sugar until the cranberries are well coated.
Microwave the mixture on high for three minutes. You may need to stir halfway through. The goal here is to microwave until the cranberries soften and pop open. Microwave until the cranberries are soft.
Add in the orange marmalade while the cranberry mixture is still hot and stir until it is mixed. Let it cool and enjoy.
NOTE: If you like a gelatin like cranberry sauce, mix with an electric immersive hand mixer until smooth.