Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Cran Opening
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Total:
12 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
12 hr
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
12 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
12 hr
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup 100 percent cranberry juice, not cocktail
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries, approximately 4 cups

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Wash the cranberries and discard any soft or wrinkled ones.

Combine the orange juice, cranberry juice and honey in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens. Do not cook for more than 15 minutes as the pectin will start to break down and the sauce will not set as well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Carefully spoon the cranberry sauce into a 3 cup mold. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator, overturn the mold and slide out the sauce. Slice and serve.

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