Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

This tasty and super easy cranberry sauce is so easy to make and literally takes under 10 minutes to make. It’s made from dried cranberries and requires no juice, so you can make it any time of the year and with ingredients you probably already have on hand.Dried cranberries are already slightly sweet alone and to bring out the flavors of the dried cranberries is just amazing. Not only are you bringing out the flavor but this cooking technique softens the Craisins and also allows them to release pectin. Pectin is natural substance found in most fruits and is actually a natural thickening agent when heated with sugar. So to release the pectin makes for one amazing jelly that doesn’t have to be simmered for hours and doesn’t need any thickening ingredients like flour or cornstarch. I love that this is sweet, sour and enjoyable. I was motivated to make my own in a very fast and simple way after trying a dish from Ninety Nine Restaurant.  I happened to try there amazing cranberry sauce as a side from one of my meals and wanted to replicate there version. I have to say this is so close if not way better…. Serve with roasted duck or as a tasty side on Thansgiving and don’t forget to comment and rate below:)

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Ingredients:

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1.) Combine the dried cranberries, sugar, lemon juice and water in a small sauce pan; cover with a lid and bring to a rapid boil.

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2.) Once the water boils, be sure to secure the lid tightly over the pot and boil on high heat for 4-5 min, without opening the lid. (This helps release the pectin from the dried fruits.) I recommend  nonstick sauce pan for this technique.

3.) After 4-5 minutes reduce the heat, uncover the lid and pulse the cranberries a few times (depending on how smooth or lumpy you like it). Simmer over low heat until bubbly (about a minute or so).

4.) Remove from heat and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools so DO NOT simmer too long after it has been pulsed, other wise you will have a very thick sauce.

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SERVE!

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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 1¼ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ cups water
Instructions
  1. Combine the dried cranberries, sugar, lemon juice and water in a small sauce pan; cover with a lid and bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Once the water boils, be sure to secure the lid tightly over the pot and boil on high heat for 4-5 min, without opening the lid. (This helps release the pectin from the dried fruits.) I recommend nonstick sauce pan for this technique.
  3. After 4-5 minutes reduce the heat, uncover the lid and pulse the cranberries a few times (depending on how smooth or lumpy you like it). Simmer over low heat until bubbly (about a minute or so).
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools so DO NOT simmer too long after it has been pulsed, other wise you will have a very thick sauce.

 

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