Ocean Spray Cranberry Bread Recipe

If you’ve ever tried canned cranberry sauce, you know it doesn’t compare to the homemade version. Today, I’m going to share with you a simple cranberry sauce recipe that will blow your mind. Once you taste it, you’ll never go back to the canned stuff. Trust me, it’s that good!

Ocean Spray Cranberry Bread Recipe
Ocean Spray Cranberry Bread Recipe

The Basic Cranberry Sauce Recipe

To make this delicious cranberry sauce, you’ll need just three ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Start by rinsing the cranberries under cool water and discarding any soft or squishy ones. Then, place the cranberries in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the sugar and water to the pan.

Heat the saucepan over medium heat until the cranberries start to pop. This will take a few minutes. Once the cranberries have popped, remove the saucepan from the heat.

You can blend the sauce to your desired consistency using an immersion blender or a regular blender. Some people like their cranberry sauce smooth, while others prefer it chunky. It’s completely up to you.

You can serve the cranberry sauce warm or chilled. Personally, I prefer it warm, but feel free to experiment and find what you like best.

Variations to Try

If you’re feeling adventurous, I have eight different variations of cranberry sauce on my website El Reno Ok. These variations are a fun way to switch up the flavors and make your cranberry sauce even more exciting. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Cran-Orange-Ginger: Replace the water with orange juice and add 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger.
  2. Apple-Cinnamon: Swap out the water with apple juice and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon.
  3. Spicy Jalapeño: For a kick of heat, add diced jalapeños or a chipotle pepper to the cranberries.
  4. Red Wine Infusion: Instead of water, use red wine to simmer the cranberries.

You can find the full instructions for these variations and more on my website El Reno Ok. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on these flavor combinations!

So, next time you’re craving cranberry sauce, skip the canned version and whip up a batch from scratch. It’s easy, delicious, and will impress your friends and family. Enjoy!

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