Orange Amaretto Cranberry Sauce
This cranberry sauce from The Farm Girl Gabs is perfection. It's easy (prep time is five minutes, cook time is 20 minutes) and delicious. It's sweet and tart and great warm or at room temperature. And, it can be made up to a week in advance.
- 1 pound fresh cranberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur (or 3/4 tsp. almond extract)
- 2 tablespoons orange zest (1-2 oranges, depending on size)
- 1/4 cup water
Rinse and drain the cranberries. Discard the wonky ones.
Put them in a large pot (the pot should be twice as high as they are). Stir in the sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and water.
Over medium heat, bring to a boil for 3-4 minutes. You should see many burst cranberries by now. You do not have to stir constantly but be mindful in case your heat gets too high it can boil over.
Reduce the heat and bring the sauce to a simmer. Stir in the amaretto and simmer for 20 minutes. It should be thick but not runny.
Remove from heat allow to cool before refrigerating. It can be served immeadiately. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
Remove from heat allow to cool before refrigerating. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Store in a glass container for easier reheating and to preserve the flavor. Can be made up to seven days in advance.