Cranberry sauce

Here are two recipes for cranberry sauce. The first is your standard simple recipe, the second is a fancier version. Both are delish!

Simple ingredients:

1 bag or 3 Cfresh cranberries
1 C cold water
1/2-3/4 C honey (depending on desired sweetness)

Directions:

Mix ingredients and boil until the berries pop. Let cool for at least 1 hour, or if making ahead of time, keep in the refrigerator and allow it to come up to room temperature before serving. 

Fancy ingredients: (adapted from this recipe)

1 bag or 3 C fresh cranberries
1/2 orange
1 tart apple
2 C water
3/4 C honey

Directions:

Juice the orange and set the juice aside. Scrape the insides from the orange rind and discard them, then cut the rind into small dice. Boil the rind and the water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. 

Peel, core and quarter the apple, then cut into 1/2-inch dice.  Combine apples, orange rind, orange juice, and cranberries in a pot, bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan partially. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, the apple is tender and the cranberries pop--10 to 15 minutes. 

Let cool for at least 1 hour, or if making ahead of time, keep in the refrigerator and allow it to come up to room temperature before serving.