Easy- Cranberry Orange Sauce

Let me start by saying two things: The ripe Maypop was GOOD! …and I am NOT a “Can Cranberry Snob”.  I will eat cranberry sauce plopped right out of the can (if there’s no corn syrup in it)… However the FRESH Cranberry Sauce is SO EASY and the Orange is so good in there with it. I make it all winter and keep in the frig for a good snack. Keep in mind you could put other stuff in there… celery, apple, cinnamon. I’m a purist though, love just the simplicity of those two ingredients. The pecans seem to ground the battle of sweet & tart. If you are looking at the price of pecans in the store and fainting… grab walnuts instead. They’re a cheaper pick and hard to know the difference in the dish.

I hope to bring you a different holiday dish each day this week… so pleace check back and PLEASE… share with a friend!


1 Bag of fresh Cranberries (washed… pick any bad/soft ones out)  

1 cup Sugar (I used a less processed, organic)

1 cup orange juice

Bring all that to a boil… and wait for the berries to pop

Then turn heat off and add:

1 can of mandarin oranges – DRAINED – (YES- you can use fresh orange)

1 cup of pecans or walnuts

1 tsp orange zest


Cool and refrigerate










About kimberly kelly

I have been in media my whole life, a decade of Morning Radio Shows & a decade of Hosting Television Shows both cable & affiliate. Food is a passion & after sharing this BLOG with viewers... it kinda' grew a life of it's own. Nothing fancy t's just me - sharing what generation(s) in my family & friends & those in travels along the way shared. Food is an expression of ones self and a humble offering to loved ones. One of the best expressions of love. You get "One Trip"... skimp on the material things in life, food is your lifeline though -never skimp on your food! Food can be a positive affect on your health, but also the power to make one feel love. I hope I can show you some of both. Growing & cooking outdoors, is a reminder where our food should come... the ground & not just a shelf.
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