4 Easy Ingredients for Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Pomegranate Juice

Simple Joy: Make Your Own Tasty Cranberry Sauce with Just 4 Ingredients
16 December 2023
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In my garden, we have lots of pomegranates this year, and our orange tree keeps giving us ripe fruits all the time. It’s amazing how it keeps producing throughout the year. The honey in this recipe is special because it comes from our own beehives. I like using honey instead of regular sugar in all my recipes.

With the holidays around the corner, there’s a special feeling in the air. It’s a time for get-togethers and delicious meals. That’s why I want to share a recipe that’s not just any cranberry sauce—it’s made with fresh pomegranates and oranges from our garden, sweetened with our own honey. It’s simple, but it adds a special touch to your holiday dishes. The tartness of cranberries and the sweetness of pomegranates and oranges make it taste really good. So, with just four easy ingredients, you can make something special that tells the story of our thriving garden.

Cranberry Q&A:

Q: What is a cranberry?

A: These petite red gems originate from North America and are renowned for their tangy flavor and abundance of antioxidants.

Q: Can I freeze this sauce?

A: Certainly! Freeze it in convenient portions to enjoy a quick burst of garden goodness whenever you crave it.

Q: How long does the homemade cranberry sauce last?

A: It remains fresh for a few weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

Q: What else can I use cranberry sauce for?

A: Explore the delightful Cranberry Orange Almond Cake on my website. 

Use as a turkey accompaniment, dessert topping, spread, or in cocktails. Also great in muffins, jams, or savory dishes like stuffing.

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Pomegranate Juice

So, grab your ingredients, channel your inner chef, and whip up this garden-fresh cranberry sauce. Sweet, tart, and maybe a little spicy – it's the perfect homemade twist on a holiday classic! And remember, the best part? You made it yourself, with love and a taste of your own backyard.
Happy Saucing!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries plump and proud
  • 1/2 cup orange juice squeezed from your backyard sunshine
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice ruby whispers of autumn
  • 2 tablespoons honey golden nectar of summer flowers
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce optional, but recommended for a spicy twist!

Instructions
 

  • Toss It All In: Throw everything, yes everything, into a saucepan. Give it a good stir to make friends.
  • Bring the Heat: Crank up the heat to medium and let it bubble away for a few minutes. The cranberries will start to pop and release their magic juice.
  • Simmer Down: Turn the heat down to low and let the sauce simmer for about 30 minutes. Watch as the liquid reduces and the flavors deepen into a delicious melody.
  • Taste and Tune: Give your sauce a taste after 30 minutes. If it’s too tart, add more honey a spoonful at a time. Like it spicy? Now’s the time to add that extra tablespoon of hot sauce, if you’re feeling brave!
  • Chill Out: Once the sauce is thickened and you’re happy with the taste, let it cool down. Then, store it in a clean jar in the fridge. It’ll be your winter BFF for weeks to come!

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Notes

 
  • Enhance the flavor by adding some orange zest to the ingredients.
  • Adjust sweetness to your liking by adding extra honey.
  • Frozen Fan?: No fresh berries? Use frozen ones – just add a few minutes to the simmering time.
  • Spice it Up (More!): Don’t stop at hot sauce! Play with ginger, cinnamon, or even a pinch of cloves for a unique twist.
  • Benefits of Ingredients:
    • Cranberries: Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, cranberries contribute to a healthy immune system.
    • Orange Juice: Rich in vitamin C and adds a refreshing citrusy taste.
    • Pomegranate Juice: Loaded with antioxidants, it promotes heart health.
    • Honey: Besides sweetness, honey has antibacterial properties.
    • Your feedback and comments are invaluable, helping my page thrive. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes and gardening adventures. Happy cooking and gardening!
Author: Marzi
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry, Cranberry Sauce

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