Martha Stewart has several recipes for holiday cranberry sauce. this one makes about 3 1/2 cups of sauce. if you have guests that enjoy the flavor of cranberries, this one is also nice for turkey sandwich leftovers. i found this recipe in Martha’s everyday food magazine.
the sauce comes together very easily in about thirty minutes on the stove-top. it must be stored in the refrigerator, and can be heated before serving.
in a medium saucepan, combine two bags of cranberries, with 3/4 cup sugar up to 1 1/2 cups of sugar. i used the smaller amount for my recipe. add orange zest from a couple of oranges and 1/2 cup water. season with salt. bring to a boil over medium high heat. reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 20 to 25 minutes until the mixture thickens. remove from the heat and add one cup of fresh orange juice.