Mama’s favorite cranberry sauce

This weekend, we enjoyed an early Thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa, who are off to see Cousin Violet and Co. this Turkey Day. Lucy celebrated her second Thanksgiving by refusing most traditional holiday foods — turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans — and focusing solely on raisins, popovers, and Papa’s world-famous wonder-working “Chex Mix”:/news/2008/chex-mix. But Mama still enjoyed eating her favorite cranberry sauce recipe, made this year with tangerines instead of the traditional orange. Yum!

A pot of cranberry sauce.

Mama’s favorite cranberry sauce

p{color:gray}. Photo: Lucy says, “Ooo-eee! Mama’s cranberries are the _best!”_

*Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger*

1 orange — grate zest, squeeze juice
1 T grated fresh ginger
1½ cups sugar
4 cups fresh cranberries
½ cup pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread pecan halves on cookie sheet in single layer. Toast in oven 6-10 min, until fragrant. Cool on cookie sheet.

Place orange zest, orange juice, ginger, and sugar in 2½ quart pot. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and cook until berries have popped, 5-10 min. Cool, then stir in pecan halves.

(If making ahead of time, wait to add pecans until just before serving.)

Makes about 2.5 cups.

Cranberry sauce in a jar.

3 Replies to “Mama’s favorite cranberry sauce”

  1. This recipe is truly the yummiest! You can take it from me, a life-long spurner of cranberry sauce (until I tasted this one). Hooray for Mama!

  2. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving (for the second time)! This is my favorite holiday so I think we should definitely celebrate it more often.

    Is the photo what Lucy wore for Thanksgiving? She is so cute! I can’t believe she wasn’t scarfing down all the traditional stuff, although she did pick some pretty yummy stuff to eat! Mo doesn’t let any food pass him by.

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