OK, so another traditional Thanksgiving food I can live without is cranberry sauce from a can. What is that stuff anyway? You open the can go to 'pour' it out and it makes a sloooop plopping sound when it finally hits the plate. Oh, then the rings on the sauce, you've gotta love that. You know what I am talking about, the can rings. They stay there and never leave - I bet you could leave it sitting out for weeks and the rings would still be there. Oh, this sounds like a great experiment for my kids. I'm really not sure this stuff is even edible. I wonder what it does to your insides. Hummm...
So, here is my version of Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. It really isn't that much harder than opening a can & you can make it the day before and put it in the fridge.
1 12 oz package fresh cranberries
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 TBL honey
1/4 tsp allspice
1 cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-high heat bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until slightly thick. Cool completely, discard cinnamon stick.
(I think this recipe came from Cooking Light.)