I love cranberry sauce and have made lots of tweaks to the basic recipe over the years. What I hadn't tried until this past Thanksgiving was homemade jellied cranberry sauce, which is a strained and beautifully smooth sauce.
It takes a little elbow grease to strain all of the pulp, but I felt it was totally worth it. Smooth, sweet and delicious -- the perfect compliment to a juicy piece of roast turkey. Enjoy!
Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Makes one cup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
- Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl. Pour contents of saucepan into strainer. Mash cranberries with the back of a spoon, frequently scraping the outside of the strainer, until no pulp is left.
- Stir contents of bowl. Pour into serving container. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.
Recipe from Ocean Spray.