Friday, December 4, 2009

Mamala's Cranberries

Well I figured it might not be too late to share this one with you since I'm still seeing fresh cranberries in the store. And people still have this kind of stuff at Christmas, right? My mom has made homemade cranberry sauce for as long as I can remember. If you're saying to yourself that you're not such a fan, you may want to rethink that after you try this. This is not your aunties gelatinous stuff slithering out of a can. Here's what you do:

Put a 1 pound bag of cranberries, 1 cup of water & 1 cup of sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring continually to keep from sticking together.

When berries have popped, mix 1 Tbs. cornstarch with 1/4 c. water. Add to berries and stir until thickened, then remove from heat.

And here's the big secret: Next add a couple of drops of red food coloring and a couple of drops of almond extract. And if you want to get whacky, throw in some orange zest.

How easy is that?! Try your next turkey sandwich with a little of this and you will never go back to the weird stuff in the can.

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