Tipsy Cranberry Sauce

19 11 2009

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I’ve been diligently putzing away at my early Thanksgiving feast, and it seems terrible not to post something about the greatest American food holiday.

When it comes down to it, to me, there’s little revolutionary about my bird or most of my trimmings.  The best way to bake the bird is the way your mom did, and no fu-fu stuffing can rival the stuff you ate way too much of as a child.

But, I assure you, you will never find a better cranberry sauce than mine.

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Tipsy Cranberry Sauce

1 16oz package frozen cranberries (Don’t be fooled into thinking fresh is better; it’s just not true.)
zest and juice of 2 honey tangelos (or clementines or valencias)
1/2c sugar
1/4t of salt (At least go with Kosher, but if you’re feeling fancy, I HIGHLY recommend Gusto Mundial hibiscus flor de sal.)
1/2t grated high oil (Saigon) cinnamon
1/4 Grand Marnier

Bring cranberries, juice and zest to a happy simmer over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar, salt and cinnamon. Reduce to medium and cook until berries are about half-popped. Use your spoon to smoosh most of the remaining berries—carefully, unless you like fuchsia splotches on everything.

Turn off the heat and let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes. Give it a good stir to release more heat and let it sit for another bit. Reward its patience with a stiff drink; stir in the Grand Marnier.

Chill, and spoon onto just about anything.  Even turkey.

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7 responses

20 11 2009
Rebecca

Though my family doesn’t really celebrate Thanksgiving the traditional American way (and it’s already passed in Canada), this sounds yummy! Maybe I’ll try it one day.

20 11 2009
justalittlepiece

Just what I was looking for.

20 11 2009
trinaramirez

Mmmmmm cranberry sauce. I think the oranges are the secret to the sauce.

20 11 2009
Kathy

Believe it or not, this actually tastes better than it looks. And I love me some cranberry sauce.

20 11 2009
Randi

This sounds like a really good recipe & I have officially added it to my Menu!

Thanks

20 11 2009
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