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As part of my Thanksgiving recipe series, I am sharing the way I like to make Cranberry Sauce.
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Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Sauce
This cranberry sauce recipe is perfect for making the day before Thanksgiving to give it a chance to cool and gel—and besides, that’s one less thing to worry about on the actual big day! The orange juice and orange zest gives this cranberry sauce a sweet and tangy flavor. And thanks to the juice, I was able to decrease the sugar by half!
An Easy to Make Thanksgiving Turkey
Instead of making a large turkey your Thanksgiving dinner, consider making two smaller turkeys. With two smaller turkeys, you’ll have twice the meat, bones for broth, and crispy skin to enjoy.
Or if you’re having a smaller gathering, you can make a turkey breast in your Instant Pot and be able to enjoy the broth afterward.
Turkey Bone Broth
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Orange Cranberry Sauce
- 6 cups Fresh cranberries
- 1 cup Dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) You can substitute white sugar.
- 2 cups Fresh squeezed orange juice plus zest
- Place juice in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Add sugar to the juice and allow sugar to dissolve. Stir well.
- Add fresh cranberries and stir well to moisten all the berries. Allow the mixture to return to a boil, turn the heat down to medium, and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the sauce from the stove and transfer it to a serving dish. Allow the sauce to cool slightly and then cover and refrigerate. Your cranberry sauce will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 10-14 days.
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